Mehdi Hassan laid to rest at Shah Muhammad Shah graveyard yesterday

Mehdi Hassan laid to rest at Shah Muhammad Shah graveyard yesterdayVeteran ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan, who died on Wednesday, had been laid to rest at the Shah Muhammad Shah graveyard here yesterday after prayers at the Noorani Mosque, Al-Noor Society. The India-born singers last rites, which were organised and supervised by the volunteers of the welfare wing of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation, was attended by hundreds of mourning fans, including noted singers, politicians and social workers, besides his family members. Hassan is survived by nine sons and five daughters. Paying his tribute to the legendry singer, film star Nadeem, who participated in the burial, said, It was an honour for me that I picturised many songs sung by Mehdi sahib. As a matter of fact, it was him who drove my career in the forward direction. He might be gone but his songs and ghazals will remain in our hearts forever. Lyricist and scriptwriter Anwer Maqsood also echoed the same sentiments, After Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Sadequain and Noor Jehan, Mehdi sahib was one person who got the fame he deserved during his lifetime. Not many people can maintain the fame they acquire, but he did, till his last breath.