The demise of Ghazal king Mehdi Hassan is being mourned across the world and not just in India and Pakistan. RIP Mehdi Hassan is trending worldwide. Here're tributes from prominent people of the industry:
Ghulam Ali: I'm completely shocked to hear about his demise.
Aadesh Srivastava: Mehdi Hassan was a humble person, sad to hear about his demise.
Hariharan: Nobody can replace Mehdi saab. He was a genius. He was a great thinker. There was a lot of poetry in his ghazals.
Abida Parveen: Extremely sad news, feeling like I've lost my elder brother. Mehdi always remained dedicated to ghazal singing.
@AnupamPkher: Very saddened to hear about my fav Gazal Singer Mehdi Hassan's demise. As a student had gate crashed into Pak Embassy to listen to him. RIP.
@mbhandarkar268: Emperor of ghazals no more... R.I.P Mehdi Hassan... You will be missed sorely!
@BajpayeeManoj: Ghazal king one of my favourites mehandi saab passed away.may his soul rest in peace!
@shreyaghoshal: Mehdi Hassan sa'ab is no more. The voice, who made mny music lovers n lovers to find an expression of their heart's stories, is gone. R.I.P.
Saddened beyond comprehension. Jagjit ji, now Mehdi Sa'ab. The voices who kept the legacy of ghazals alive and how, are gone..This void can never be filled ever again.