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Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passes away
The legendary classical vocalist died at the age of 90 in New Jersey, US. Pandit Jasraj belonged to the Mewati Gharana. He was a recipient of Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. “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,” his family said in a statement.

NEW DELHI, Aug 18: Legendary classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away on Monday. He died of cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey in the US, his family said. He was 90.

“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,” his family said in a statement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his death has left behind a void in the Indian cultural sphere. He said: "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."

Pandit Jasraj belonged to the Mewati Gharana. He was a recipient of Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.

He was born in Haryana in 1930. His musical career spanned eight decades. In the year 2000, he was awarded with Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honour.

Pandit Jasraj is survived by daughter Durga Jasraj and son Shaarang Dev Pandit.

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