Indian classical music legend Pandit Jasraj, dies at 90 in the US

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Pandit Jasraj, Indian classical vocalist is no more. He passed away on Monday. He was 90.

His career spanned 80 years, Pandit Jasraj was a recipient of awards like Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. Jasraj started off as a tabla accompanist with his brother Pandit Pratap Narayan.

The Indian classical vocalist died on Monday following a cardiac arrest at his home in New Jersey, his daughter Durga Jasraj said.

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

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.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the demise of Pandit Jasraj. He took to twitter to offer his condolences.

 

 

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