Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj has passed away at the age of 90

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Classical Indian vocalist Pandit Jasraj died on Monday at the age of 90. He died due to cardiac arrest at his home in New Jersey, U.S. state.

In January of this year, he had turned 90. One of India’s greatest music legends, Jasraj, a member of the Mewati Gharana, was in the US when the country collapsed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The news of the death of the Indian music legend was confirmed by his daughter Durga Jasraj.

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Reacting to the developments, President Ram Nath Kovind expressed his condolences and said: “The legend of music and the unparalleled classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj’s passing makes me sad. Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj, a distinguished career spanning more than eight decades, mesmerized people with soulful renditions. Condolence to your relatives, colleagues, and music connoisseurs.

PM Narendra Modi also recalled the legend of Indian classical music: “The tragic death of Pandit Jasraj leaves a deep vacuum in the Indian cultural sphere. Not only were his renditions outstanding, he also made a mark on several other vocalists as an exceptional mentor. Condolences to his relatives and admirers all over the world.

During his lifetime, Pandit Jasraj was honored with Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards.

Last year, the International Astronomical Union named a small planet, located between Mars and Jupiter, after Pandit Jasraj, considered to be the dean of Indian classical vocal music.

Check out how Twitterati remembers him on Pandit Jasraj Demise –

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family. He’s going to live on forever through his music. Om Shanti