The great classical singer Pandit Jasraj passed away on Monday (August 17) in the US due to a heart attack. Pandit Jasraj has been in New Jersey since the lockdown due to Corona virus epidemic. He breathed his last on Monday morning. His daughter Durga Jasraj gave this information.
Durga said on the phone from Mumbai with language, “Bapu is no more. Apart from this, she could not speak anything. ”She is survived by Durga apart from wife Madhura and musician son Sharang Dev. Madhura is the daughter of well-known filmmaker V Shantaram.
Pandit Jasraj’s family said in a statement, “With great sadness we have to inform that Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj ji died of a heart attack at 5.15 am this morning at his residence in New Jersey, USA. Gone.”
He said, “We pray that Lord Krishna welcomes him to the gate of heaven where he dedicates his favorite hymn ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’ to him.” We pray for the peace of his soul. “He continued,” Thank you for your prayers. Hail Bapuji. “
In his more than eight-decade musical journey, Pandit Jasraj received accolades such as Padma Vibhushan (2000), Padma Bhushan (1990) and Padma Shri (1975). In September last year, a planet in the Solar System was named after him and he became the first Indian artist to receive this honor. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) named ‘Minor Planet’ 2006 VP 32 (Number 300128) after Pandit Jasraj, which was discovered on 11 November 2006.
Pandit Jasraj, who celebrated his 90th birthday in January this year, had given the Sankatmochan Hanuman temple in Varanasi on Facebook on April 9 on Hanuman Jayanti. Apart from this, he also participated in his daughter and producer Durga’s musical web series’ Enthusiasm which is being held on social media during the lockdown.
President Kovind mourns the death of Pandit Jasraj
President Ramnath Kovind on Monday expressed deep condolences on the demise of classical singer Pandit Jasraj. Kovind tweeted, “Saddened by the death of Sangeet Vibhuti and unique classical singer Pandit Jasraj. Honored with Padma Vibhushan, Panditji delighted people with soulful performances in his musical journey of eight decades. ” He said, “My condolences to his family, friends and music connoisseurs!”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourns the death of Pandit Jasraj
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while condoling the death of legendary classical singer Pandit Jasraj, said on Monday that his death has created a huge vacancy in Indian classical mode. The Prime Minister tweeted, “The unfortunate demise of Pandit Jasraj ji has created a huge vacancy in the Indian classical genre.” Not only was his music unmatched but he made an impression as a unique guide to many other classical singers. Condolences to his family and his fans all over the world. om Shanti.”
Amit Shah mourns the death of Pandit Jasraj
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday expressed grief over the demise of legendary classical singer Pandit Jasraj, saying that he was an incredible artist who got Indian classical music with his magical voice. Shah tweeted, “Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj ji was an incredible artist who enriched Indian classical music with his magical voice. His death is a personal loss. He will always be in our hearts with his voice. Condolences to his family and fans. om Shanti.”