Mehdi Hassan’s son Asif Mehdi passes away

Asif Mehdi

The news has been confirmed by Haider Mehdi, brother of the deceased.

Asif was ailing from severe diabetes for a while and was put on life support when his health further deteriorated last night.

Asif was a tabla player and raised his father’s ensemble. He was the Mehdi Hassan Foundation founder, which provides assistance to revive classic singing in the country.