Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan has been admitted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital after he had difficulty in breathing. The 84-year-old singer, who has been suffering from lung problems for the past many years, was rushed to the hospital`s ICU section.
His son quoted doctors as saying that Mr Hassan was suffering from chest and urine infections. “We have been feeding him through tube for the past two years. For the past one month, he has even lost his voice, which mesmerised millions of his fans.”
“He is still in the ICU and doctors are looking after him round the clock. All we can do now is pray for him and hope Allah gives him life,” said Hassan’s son, Asif Mehdi.