ANS Desk, Aug 17
Legendary Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj on Monday died in New Jersey, United States. The 90-year-old classical singer reportedly died due to cardiac arrest.
Expressing condolence over the death of vocalist Pandit Jasraj, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted “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.”
“Deeply saddened by the demise of Indian classical music legend Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj ji. He will remain in our hearts forever through his soulful renditions. I extend my deepest condolences to his family & fans. Om Shanti,” tweeted BJP National President Jagat Prasad Nadda.
“Pandit Jasraj – a Life dedicated to exploring Music as a gateway to a higher possibility. A much celebrated Man who was unwaveringly devoted to his Path. –Sg #PanditJasraj,” tweeted Sadhguru.
“The gentle maestro. The man who first introduced me to the beauty of Indian Classical Vocals. The power of his voice when he sang to his Devi, his Krishna, his Shiva. It was always a moving experience. Yes, #panditjasraj has left us. But his voice is immortal,” tweeted filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.
“India has lost one of the legendary voices in the form of Pandit Jasraj ji. The world will miss his classical music. May his soul rest in peace.#PanditJasraj,” tweeted AAP.
“Saddened to hear of #PanditJasraj Ji’s demise. It’s the end of an era. I will always remember him as one of our greatest vocalists of Hindustani classical music. The world of music is poorer today. Pray God grant strength to his family and fans in their hour of grief. RIP!,” tweeted Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh.