Talking to media in Karachi Hassan’s son Arif Mehdi said that yesterday they received the visa to visit India
“We can stay in New Delhi and Mumbai for 30 days,” he said adding that the time period may be extended after Hassan saab is admitted to a hospital.
“Two medical attendants, me, my wife and my son will accompany him,” Arif added.
The 84-year-old singer was admitted to Aga Khan hospital in Karachi three months ago with a serious lung infection. Doctors said his condition is stable now. Efforts were on for a long time to bring the singer to India for treatment.
“Dr Ajiz Sonawala, who was attending to my father at the Karachi hospital has also been permitted to come with him. We will have to take Hassan saab by an air ambulance as he is not fit to travel by a normal flight,” Arif said.
Hassan, who was born in a village called Luna in Rajasthan, has been assured of full assistance by the state government throughout his India stay.
Some of his popular Ghazals include “Patta Patta Boota Boota” and “Rafta Rafta Wo Meri Hasti Ka”.
Arif hoped the process for his father’s treatment would be expedited, adding that Delhi’s Fortis hospital had also contacted them.