73-year old Hassan Saib Rawat, was known by the community at large for his popular songs, ‘Nana Poite Vare’ (My Wife Saw Me Talking to Another Girl) and ‘Ghar se Chali’.
Hassan, a pioneer of local Indian music passed away early Saturday morning, and was laid to rest at the Brook Street Graveyard. He leaves behind a musical legacy spanning over 60 years.
According to reports, Hassan had adopted the stage name ‘Ramesh Hassan’ to promote Hindu-Muslim unity.
In a brief telephonic conversation with the Hassan’s son, Imitiaz, he indicated that his family have received calls of support and condolences from well-wishers all across the world. Imitiaz would like to also thank the public for the support and prayers expressed on the various online platforms.
Friends and the general public, all who have been touched by Hassan and his music, shared pictures, videos, and messages expressing their sadness upon hearing the news, and thanked him for the memories he helped create.
On a post on Facebook, local comedian, Mervyn Pillay shared a picture with Hassan, and said, “The Unforgettable Talent of RAMESH HASSAN…. would sadly be missed…. his infectious smile, broad sense of humour and his ability to create a song on any occasion whenever needed…. He sure has left a legacy…. To his Wife, Children, Extended Family, Friends & Fans…. my deepest condolences and sympathies… RIP Hassan Bhai…”.