Music legend Pandit Jasraj passes away at 90

by Jeremy Spirogis

Music legend Pandit Jasraj passes away at 90& 

In a saddening piece of reports, Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj handed away on Monday. He was 90. The music legend breathed his final in New Jersey, United States. 

Jasraj’s daughter Durga Jasraj confirmed the information to information company PTI. In his illustrious profession of greater than 80 years, Jasraj was the recipient of assorted awards together with Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the demise of the doyen of the Indian music trade with a post. Apart from lauding his expertise, he additionally talked about Jasraj’s commendable work as a mentor to different vocalists. PM Modi additionally provided condolences to Jasraj’s household and admirers. “The unfortunate demise of Pandit Jasraj Ji 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 and admirers worldwide. Om Shanti,” learn the tweet. 

PM Modi mourns Pandit Jasraj's demise

Salim Merchant paid his tribute to the legendary vocalist on social media. In his tweet, Merchant wrote, “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. #RIPPanditJastaj.” Many others together with singer Shweta Pandit, who was Pandit’s grand-niece, grieved the loss and provided condolences to Jasraj’s household. 

Just final 12 months, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) named a minor planet 2006 VP32 (quantity – 300128) as Panditjasraj. While lots of Jasraj’s classical and semi-classical vocals have become albums and soundtracks, the legendary vocalist additionally taught music in India, Canada, and the US. 

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