AR Rahman, Salim Merchant and extra celebs mourn Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj's demise

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Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj breathed his final on Monday. His daughter Durga Jasraj confirmed the information to the media. The explanation for dying was reported to be cardiac arrest. The Indian classical vocalist, who was fondly known as as Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj Ji by his followers and followers, was residing in New Jersey state of the United States.

Taking to social media, a number of celebrities paid tributes to the Indian classical vocalist. In heartfelt notes, they expressed their love and admiration for the music legend.

Taking to Twitter, AR Rahman wrote, “#RIPPanditJasraj indian classical music has lost one of its shining stars.”

Salim Merchant tweeted, “Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj ji has left us.. his voice & music has inspired & left a deep impact on the history of Indian classical music. Om Shanti #RIPPanditJasraj.”

Taking to the micro-blogging web site, filmmaker Subhash Ghai wrote, “RIP PANDIT JASRAJ  JI You hv left an institution for centuries to come in Hindustani classical music.  Will be known as #PANDIT JASRAJ SCHOOL OF MUSIC An inspiration for generations to internationalise our Hindustani spiritual music  for good.”

Indian classical sarod participant Amjad Ali Khan shared a photograph with an emotional notice, which learn, “It’s indeed a very sad day for the world of music. Pandit Jasraj’s passing away marks the end of an era. His musical approach and genius endeared him to the planet. His legacy lives on timelessly. I will miss him immensely musically and personally! May his soul Rest In Peace.”

Legendary singer Asha Bhosle stated in an interview that she is deeply saddened to listen to the information. “I am deeply saddened by the unfortunate demise of Pandit Jasraj ji. I have lost someone who was extremely fond of me, I have lost a big brother,” Bhosle stated.

Randeep Hooda wrote, “A cultural icon of classical proportions.. raag to khyal – pure class .. Rest in peace #PanditJasraj ji.”

Adnan Sami wrote, “Moments with him are one of the most cherished moments of my life. I learned so much from his music. He encouraged me so much. One of the highlights of my life is him singing my composition. He’s left a musical treasure for us that is immortal! I will miss him.”

Vishal Dadlani’s tweet learn, “Just heard of the passing of the Legendary #PanditJasraj Ji. My condolence to music itself, and to every musician on the planet. A truly monumental loss. My heart goes out to my friends Jatin & Lalit Pandit, Shweta & Shraddha Pandit & of course @DurgaJasraj ji, and the family.”

Shabana Azmi wrote, “Deeply saddened to hear abt the passing away of #Pt Jasraj.Ever since my accident in Jan 2020, Ive been waking up to the strains of #The BestofPanditJasraj n am deeply grateful 4 d solace his voice has given me over d yrs.Condolences to Durga and the family RIP.”

Madhur Bhandarkar wrote in a tweet, “Tributes and Heartfelt Condolences at the passing of Legendary classical singer Padma Vibhushan #PanditJasraj ji #OmShanti @durgajasraj.”

Nimrat Kaur’s tweet for the music legend learn, “Heartfelt and sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones of Pandit Jasraj ji. No words can possibly sum up his genius and the gift of his life work. Blessed to have witnessed his magic in this lifetime…may his soul rest in peace.”

Pandit Jasraj’s niece Shweta Pandit additionally penned an emotional notice on Twitter, which learn, “Good bye my precious dadu. So many insanely beautiful memories you have given me.. but i have no words now #RIPPanditJasraj.”


The music legend belonged to the Mewati gharana (musical apprenticeship lineage). In the span of 80 years of his musical profession, the legendary musician bought a number of main awards, together with Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.

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