KARACHI: Humbling herself down to an artiste who was still in the phase of learning, Bollywood singer Alka Yagnik Saturday said she was no one to comment on late Mehdi Hassan’s vocal excellence as she had herself grown up listening to his ballads, Geo News reported.
She said this while talking to Geo News after visiting Ghazal King Mehdi Hassan’s last resting place in Karachi along with Kaumar Sanu, another legendary voice from Indian music.
They said that Mehdi Hassan’s death marked an end of an epoch in the subcontinent’s music history.
“No one would ever be able to fill the vacuum created by his demise, he was one of his kind Ghazal singer”, said they in concert.
When asked about her favourite of Khan sabib's ghazals, Alka said she was in love with his "Dono Jahan Teri Mohabbat Main Har Kay, Woh Ja Raha Hay Koi Shab-e-Gham Guzar Kary" by famous poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz.
Both the songsters had come to Pakistan to attend the last rites of Mehdi Hassan but could not get the security clearance for the same.