Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ghazal maestro expected to be released soon

Renowned ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan, admitted to Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) on February 12, 2009 for weakness, fever and disorientation, may be discharged over the next few days once doctors determine he is stable enough to return home. Dr Aziz Sonawala, Consultant Neurologist, AKUH and Mr. Hassan’s physician since 2001, said “when he arrived, Mr. Hassan was diagnosed with sepsis, or a generalized infection, for which he has been treated. Multiple specialty teams cared for him, similar to his previous hospital visits. Though he remains weak, he will hopefully be discharged soon.” The family has also arranged for a 24-hour nurse at his home.
Mehdi Hasan was born in 1927 in a small village, Luna, in the princely state of Rajasthan, India. Growing up in a family of singers - both his father and uncle were traditional singers - allowed him the opportunity to practice his talent daily, even when he was not singing professionally. (National Courier Report)

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