Thu. Oct 1st, 2020
Legendary classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj cremated with state honours, nation bids tearful adieu


New Delhi: The legendary classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj’s final rites had been carried out on Thursday with state honours in the presence of his relatives members and near mates. The music doyen, who belonged to the Mewati Gharana, breathed his final on Monday following a cardiac arrest at his household in New Jersey. He was 90. 

The legendary vocalist had been in the US when the deadly novel coronavirus took more than globally and a lockdown was imposed. In January this yr, the relatives celebrated his 90th birthday with each other. 

As per PTI, Pandit Jasraj’s son, Shaarang Dev Pandit, carried out the final rites, which had been followed by a 21-gun salute at Vile Parle Crematorium. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, only 25-thirty persons had been permitted at the crematorium.

In accordance to Pritam Sharma, media coordinator for the relatives, granddaughter Shweta Pandit, composer Jatin Pandit, singer Anup Jalota, Kailash Kher and some others had been current at the funeral.

(Pic Courtesy: PTI Pictures)

Earlier in the day, the mortal stays of Pandit Jasraj draped in the nationwide flag had been stored at his Versova residence for ‘darshan’. Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, singer Shreya Ghoshal, Pandit Ronu Majumdar and some others from the music and movie market turned up to pay out their final respects to the music icon.

His relatives members together with daughter Durga Jasraj mourned the demise of the Padma Vibhushan awardee. 

The classical vocalist singing profession spanned more than an illustrious 80 many years total of achievements and accolades. Hailing from the Mewati Gharana, Pandit Jasraj was showered with the Padma Shri in 1975, Padma Bhushan in 1990 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2000 respectively. 

He taught music to numerous of his disciples in the nation and abroad. The complete nation mourned the veteran musician’s demise. Various dignitaries together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended condolences to the relatives of the late classical singer. 

Pandit Jasraj is survived by his wife Madhura, son Shaarang and daughter Durga Jasraj, the two musicians. 

The void made by his demise will by no means be filled yet again.

May perhaps his soul rest in eternal peace!

(With PTI inputs)

 



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