Mehdi Hassan

1927 - 2012

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Mehdi Hasan Khan (Urdu: مہدی حسن خاں‎, romanized: Mahdī Hasan Ḳhāṅ; 18 July 1927 – 13 June 2012) was a Pakistani ghazal singer and playback singer for Lollywood. One of the greatest and most influential figures in the history of ghazal singing, he is referred to as the "Shahenshah-e-Ghazal" (Emperor of Ghazal). Known for his "haunting" baritone voice, Mehdi Hassan is credited with bringing ghazal singing to a worldwide audience. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehdi Hassan has received more than 725,052 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Mehdi Hassan is the 1,753rd most popular musician (down from 1,590th in 2019), the 633rd most popular biography from India (down from 519th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Indian Musician.

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Among musicians, Mehdi Hassan ranks 1,753 out of 2,675Before him are Larry Williams, Adam Yauch, Mana, Ferry Corsten, Eddie Jobson, and Cherie Currie. After him are Sebastian Ingrosso, Dave Bartholomew, Les Baxter, Maxim, Philip Selway, and Buck Owens.

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Among people born in 1927, Mehdi Hassan ranks 332Before him are Andy Stanfield, Heinz Wewers, Porter Wagoner, Virginia Weidler, Alvin Sargent, and Howard Zieff. After him are Vince Boryla, François Nourissier, Dick Jones, W. S. Merwin, Pat Carroll, and Anne McLaren. Among people deceased in 2012, Mehdi Hassan ranks 365Before him are Janice E. Voss, Mark Midler, Fontella Bass, Aldo Maldera, Adam Yauch, and Luke Askew. After him are Boris Razinsky, Takao Sakurai, Johnny Otis, Manuel Preciado Rebolledo, Terry Callier, and Phyllis Thaxter.

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In India

Among people born in India, Mehdi Hassan ranks 633 out of 1,227Before him are Veerappan (1952), Rukhmabai (1864), Rakesh Roshan (1949), Muthuswami Dikshitar (1775), Aruna Irani (1946), and Gopal Swarup Pathak (1896). After him are Simon Pimenta (1920), Ismail Merchant (1936), Arvind Kejriwal (1968), Gul Mohammed (1957), Nizam Ali Khan, Asaf Jah II (1734), and I. I. Chundrigar (1897).

Among MUSICIANS In India

Among musicians born in India, Mehdi Hassan ranks 12Before him are Tansen (1493), Bismillah Khan (1916), Christian Zacharias (1950), Barry Hay (1948), Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938), and Ilaiyaraaja (1943). After him are A. R. Rahman (1966), M. Balamuralikrishna (1930), Amjad Ali Khan (1945), Naushad (1919), K. S. Chithra (1963), and U. Srinivas (1969).