Singer and composer Hassan Megri, founder and member of the famous musical group “Megri”, died Sunday morning in Rabat, after a serious health crisis that plunged him into a week-long coma at the Rabat military hospital. He died at the age of 77, after a long battle with the disease.
Moroccans have known Hassan Megri since the beginning of his artistic career in the group formed with his brothers Mahmoud, Younès, and Jalila, whose fame spread to Morocco and the Arab world in the early 1970s, due to his innovative and original style compared to that of musical groups at that time.
Hassan Megri, who was born in Oujda in 1942, is characterized by diverse artistic talents: he wrote, composed and sang, just as he practiced the plastic arts, not to mention the fact that he was a researcher in the field of Persian calligraphy.
Hassan Megri, who was buried in the Cemetery of Martyrs in Rabat, was awarded the gold medal of the Academy of Arts, Sciences and Letters of Paris and the medal of the American Biographical Institute.
Hassan Megri is the father of the young artist Nasr Megri, who wanted to enter the artistic field and follow in the footsteps of his father and uncles. Announcing the death of his father to whom he was very attached, he wrote on his official Facebook site: “To God we are and to him we turn around. With great sadness, we learned on Sunday morning of the death of my beloved father, Professor Hassan Megri. “
For their part, many artists and musicians reacted to the same news, expressing their grief on social networks.