"Memories of my mom cooking in a grimy kitchen as it rained outside, while Mehdi Hassan floated out of a Beltek 2 in 1," Shah Rukh tweeted. He also shared a few lines from a Hassan song: "Zindagi mein toh sabhi pyaar kiya karte hain... main toh meri jaan, markrr bhi tumhein chahoonga... (Everybody loves during their lives, I will love you even when I am dead)."
Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar tweeted, "Mehdi Hassan moves on and lives forever. Leaving us with a legacy of music, magic, memories and so much more than words can describe." "In my opinion, govt should build an institution on his name to continue his legacy through young/aspiring and established singers/musicians," he added.