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Classical singer Pandit Jasraj passed away

Classical singer Pandit Jasraj passed away - gave training for classical singing to all playback singers in India


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INDIA NEWS – India’s famous classical singer Pandit Jasraj died in America. There he was undergoing treatment at Hoshpeetal. Pandit Jasraj died at the age of 90 due to cardiac arrest. Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj was in America with his family for some time. Born on 28 January 1930 in Hisar, Haryana, Pandit Jasraj belonged to a family that has been carrying on the tradition of classical music for 4 generations. Khayal style singing was the feature of Pandit Jasraj. His father Pandit Motiram was a musician of the Mewati Gharana.

This is Great Song of Pandit Jasraaj


Classical singing training was given to all playback singers in India

When Pandit Jasraj was just three-four years old, his father died. He used to learn tabla till the age of 14. Later he started singing. He carried forward the characteristic of the Mewati gharana keeping pure pronunciation and clarity for three and a half weeks. She was married to Madhura Shantaram, daughter of noted film director V. Shantaram.

A scolding by Kumar Gandharva gave Jasraj to the world

He had told – The path of music started with tabla. At the age of 14, an incident turned towards singing. In 1945 in Lahore, I was doing a concert with Kumar Gandharva on tabla. The next day of the program, Kumar Gandharva scolded me, “Jasraj you beat dead leather, you don’t know anything about ragdari.” Since that day, I have never put my hand on the tabla and the tabla has been replaced by the singer. Indore has been quite famous. There are so many celebrities including Ustad Amir Khan, Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar. Sometimes I think that I was born in Haryana. If God had given birth in Indore itself, he would have got his respect.

A time will come when the world will give India’s classical music the best status in the world

He once said in one of his programs that always keep classical music alive. This is a discipline which if a person learns even his life, he cannot learn till the last moment. A time will come when the world will give India’s classical music the best status in the world.

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