Pandit Jasraj, one of the most famous and magical vocalist of the Indian classical music has passed away on Monday. The news of his demise was confirmed by his family members stating, “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. 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.”
Born on 28th January, 1930, he had a splendid career of nearly 80 years. He was also honoured with few of the esteemed honors by the Indian government such as Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. The popular vocal exponent of the Classical music was of 90 years.
Hearing the news of his demise, the President and the Prime minister of the country has extended their grief towards the family and the admirers worldwide.
Music legend and unparalleled classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj’s passing makes me sad. Spanning a distinguished career of over 8 decades, Pandit Jasraj, a Padma Vibhushan recipient, enthralled people with soulful renditions. Condolence to his family, friends & music connoisseurs.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 17, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/6bIgIoTOYB— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 17, 2020