Music legend Pandit Jasraj no more

Bhubaneswar: Legendary Indian Classical Vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away today. He was 90. The Padma Vibhushan Classical Singer reportedly died due to cardiac arrest today afternoon.

Jasraj’s daughter Durga Jasraj said he passed away in New Jersey, USA.

One of India’s greatest music legends, Pandit Jasraj leaves behind a storied legacy spanning almost eight decades.

“Bapuji is no more,” his daughter Durga, also a musician, said over phone from Mumbai.

Jasraj, who belonged to the Mewati Gharana, was in the US when the coronavirus-led lockdown happened and decided to stay back in that country.

“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,” a statement issued by his family said.

“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,” it said.

(With PTI inputs)

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