Legendary classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj dies at 90

New Delhi, August 17

Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj died on Monday following a cardiac arrest at his residence in New Jersey, his daughter Durga Jasraj mentioned. He was 90.

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

“Bapuji is no more,” his daughter Durga, additionally a musician, informed 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 last this morning at 5.15 EST due to a cardiac arrest at his home in New Jersey, USA,” a press release issued by his household mentioned right here.

“May Lord Krishna welcome him lovingly through the doors of heaven, where Pandit ji will now sing Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya exclusively just for his beloved Lord. We pray that his soul rests in eternal musical peace. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, Pandit Jasraj ji’s family, and the students of Mewati Gharana,” it mentioned.

A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Pandit Jasraj had the honour of a minor planet, between Mars and Jupiter, being named after him.

International Astronomical Union (IAU) had named minor planet 2006 VP32 (quantity -300128), found on November 11, 2006 , as ‘Panditjasraj’.

He was additionally awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan moreover many different honours. — PTI

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