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Pandit Jasraj, The Doyen Of Indian Classical Music Passes Away At 90

Mumbai: Padma Vibhushan and music legend Pandit Jasraj handed away on Monday following a cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey, US, on the age of 90. The information of his demise was introduced by his daughter Durga Jasraj.

One among India’s biggest music legends, Pandit Jasraj leaves behind a storied legacy spanning nearly eight many years.

Bapuji isn’t any extra, his daughter Durga, additionally a musician, advised PTI over telephone from Mumbai. She was inconsolable and couldn’t converse any extra.

Jasraj, who belonged to the Mewati Gharana, was within the US when the coronavirus-led lockdown occurred and determined to remain again in that nation.

With profound grief we inform that Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj ji breathed his final this morning at 5.15 EST resulting from a cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey, USA, an announcement issued by his household stated right here.

Might Lord Krishna welcome him lovingly via the doorways of heaven, the place Pandit ji will now sing Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya completely only for his beloved Lord. We pray that his soul rests in everlasting musical peace. Thanks in your ideas and prayers, Pandit Jasraj ji’s household, and the scholars of Mewati Gharana,” it stated.

President Ram Nath Kovind expressed condolences on the demise of the music legend and Tweeted, “Music legend & unparalleled classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj’s passing makes me sad. Spanning a distinguished career of over 8 decades, Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj, enthralled people with soulful renditions. Condolence to his family, friends & music connoisseurs.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally expressed grief on his demise and stated, “The unfortunate demise of Pandit Jasraj leaves a deep void in the Indian cultural sphere. Not only were his renditions outstanding, he also made a mark as an exceptional mentor to several other vocalists. Condolences to his family & admirers worldwide.”

Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj was honoured with Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards throughout his lifetime.

Final 12 months, the Worldwide Astronomical Union had named a minor planet, situated between Mars and Jupiter, after Pandit Jasraj, considered the doyen of Indian classical vocal music.

Minor planet 2006 VP32 (number-300128) was named as ‘Panditjasraj’.

The quotation had learn: “Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj is an exponent of Indian classical vocal music. A life dedicated to music, Jasraj is recipient of many awards, honours and titles. His distinctive voice traverses remarkable four and a half octave.”

(With Company Inputs)

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