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Lata Mangeshkar, AR Rahman, others from music fraternity mourn Pandit Jasraj

Pandit Jasraj, Lata Mangeshkar, AR Rahman, music, classical

Musicians take to social media to mourn the classical vocalist's demise


Published: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 9:42 PM

Last updated: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 11:50 PM

Tributes poured in from the music fraternity for the legendary classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj who breathed his last on Monday.
Several musicians including singer Lata Mangeshkar, lyricist Javed Akhtar, and others took to social media to mourn his demise.
Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar posted on Twitter," Mahan shashtriya gayak aur maa Saraswati ke upasak Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj ji ke swargwas ki khabar sunkar mujhe aseem dukh hua."

"Ishwar unki aatma ko shanti de main yehi prarthana karti hun," she added.
"#RIPPanditJasraj Indian classical music has lost one of its shining stars," tweeted Oscar-winning musician AR Rahman.
Music composer Vishal Dadlani, on the other hand, extended condolences to "music itself" on the demise of the music maestro.
"Just heard of the passing of the Legendary #PanditJasraj Ji. My condolence to music itself, and to every musician on the planet. A truly monumental loss," he tweeted.
"My heart goes out to my friends Jatin & Lalit Pandit, Shweta & Shraddha Pandit & of course @DurgaJasraj ji, and the family," his tweet further read.
Senior lyricist Javed Akhtar in his tweet expressed sorrow over the country's loss of the "huge pillar of Hindustani" music.
"A huge pillar of Hindustani sangeet has fallen today . My heart felt condolence to Pandit Jasraj 's family . I can see him standing on the stage with his arms raised as if he is blessing all of us and in his soft and silken voice for the last time he is saying JAI HO," he tweeted
Singer Shankar Mahadevan also took to Twitter to express sorrow over Pandit Jasraj's demise.
"Devastated after hearing the news that Sangeet marthand pandit Jasraj has moved on to the next dimension . A big void in the world of Indian Classical music . His music will live on in this planet," he tweeted.
The legendary musician passed away at an age of 90 on Monday in New Jersey.
Pandit Jasraj whose career in music spanned over 80 years belonged to the Mewati Gharana. He is a recipient of several accolades including the prestigious Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. (ANI)

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