Indian classical vocalists Pandit Jasraj dies at 90

Indian classical vocalists Pandit Jasraj dies at 90

Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away in New Jersey on Monday. According to Indian Express, his grieving family confirmed the same in a statement and said, “With profound grief, we inform that Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj Ji breathed his last this morning at 5:15 am EST due to a cardiac arrest at home in New Jersey, USA.”

“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. Bapuji, Jai Ho,” it read.

Celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to the artiste like A.R. Rahman, Adnan Sami, Shreya Ghoshal, Vishal Dadlani, Jaaved Akhtar, and Prasoon Joshi among others.

musician A.R. Rahman tweeted that Indian classical music had “lost one of its shining stars”.

Music composer and singer Vishal Dadlani posted on Twitter, “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.”

Screenwriter-lyricist Javed Akhtar tweeted, “A huge pillar of Hindustani sangeet has fallen today . My heart felt condolence to Pandit Jasraj ‘s family . I can see him standing on the stage with his arms raised as if he is blessig all of us and in his soft and silken voice for the last time he is saying JAI HO!!”

 

 

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