Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away on Monday following a cardiac arrest at his home in New Jersey. He was 90.
The news of the legendary classical music vocalist’s demise was announced by his daughter Durga Jasraj.
Pandit Jasraj turned 90 in January this year.
With a musical career spanning over 80 years, Pandit Jasraj was honoured with Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the unfortunate demise of Pandit Jasraj has left a deep void in the country’s cultural sphere.
“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,” PM Modi tweeted.
President Ram Nath Kovind condoled the demise of music legend in a tweet and said, “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.”
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also condoled the death of music legend Pandit Jasraj, saying he created timeless masterpieces in Indian classical music.
“Saddened to learn about demise of Pandit Jasraj, the master Indian classical vocalist. Over his eight decades-long career, he created timeless masterpieces in Indian classical music. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members & friends. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti!” Naidu tweeted.
Union Ministers Amit Shah and Dr S Jaishankar also offered their tributes to Pandit Jasraj.
“Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj ji was an incredible artist who enriched Indian classical music with his magical voice. His demise feels like a personal loss. He will remain in our hearts forever through his peerless creations. Condolences to his family and followers. Om Shanti,” Shah said.
“Saddened to hear about the demise of musical legend Pandit Jasraj ji. Deepest condolences to his family. Om Shanti,” Jaishankar tweeted.