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Pandit Jasraj dies at 90: AR Rahman, Vishal Dadlani, Javed Akhtar and others pay tribute

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Up to date: August 17, 2020 8:32:18 pm

Pandit Jasraj was 90. (Picture: The Press Reporter Archive)

Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj handed away in New Jersey on Monday. He was 90.

Pandit Jasraj’s household stated in a press release, “With profound grief, we inform that Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj ji breathed his final this morning at 5:15 am EST as a result of a cardiac arrest at house in New Jersey, USA.”

It additional learn, “Could Lord Krishna welcome him lovingly by 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. Bapuji, Jai Ho.”


Celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to the artiste and his legacy.

Music composer and singer Vishal Dadlani posted on Twitter, “Simply heard of the passing of the Legendary #PanditJasraj Ji. My condolence to music itself, and to each musician on the planet. A very monumental loss. My coronary heart goes out to my buddies Jatin & Lalit Pandit, Shweta & Shraddha Pandit & in fact @DurgaJasraj ji, and the household.”

Sharing pictures, Pandit Jasraj’s granddaughter and singer Shweta Pandit wrote on Twitter, “Good bye my treasured dadu. So many insanely lovely recollections you’ve given me.. however i’ve no phrases now #RIPPanditJasraj 🙏🏻”

AR Rahman stated the Indian classical music has misplaced certainly one of its shining stars.

Karanvir Bohra took to Twitter and wrote, “An finish of an period #panditjasraj. Relaxation in peace sir.”

Singer Daler Mehndi mourned Pandit Jasraj’s demise and tweeted, “Hindustani music maestro- Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri- Pt. Jasraj handed away within the US a short time in the past. India has misplaced one other gem, one of many rarest!”

Singer-songwriter and composer Shafqat Amanat Ali remembered the time he had shared the stage with Pandit Jasraj. He wrote on Twitter, “Deeply saddened by the news of the demise of #PanditJasraj ji. Honoured to have shared a stage with him. A real legend & an affectionate human being. A monumental loss to the world of music. My condolences to his household & followers.”

Pandit Jasraj: A pictorial tribute to the classical music maestro

Screenwriter-lyricist Javed Akhtar tweeted, “An enormous pillar of Hindustani sangeet has fallen as we speak . My coronary heart felt condolence to Pandit Jasraj ‘s household . I can see him standing on the stage along with his arms raised as if he’s blessig all of us and in his tender and silken voice for the final time he’s saying JAI HO!!”

Manoj Bajpayee, Farhan Akhtar, Dipannita Sharma, Salim Service provider, Adil Hussain amongst others shared their condolences on Twitter as effectively.

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