The famous Indian classical vocalist, Pandit Jasraj has died on Monday at the age of 90 at his New Jersey, USA residence, his daughter Durga Jasraj confirmed.
In a statement with his family, “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.”
“May Lord Krishna welcome him lovingly through the doors of heaven,” They added, “where Pandit Ji will now sing Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya exclusively just for his beloved Lord. We pray that his soul rests in eternal musical peace. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, Pandit Jasraj Ji’s family, and the students of Mewati Gharana.”
He was an Indian classical vocalist, belonging to the Mewati Gharana. His musical career has spanned more than 80 years and led to numerous major awards. His performances of classical and semi-classical vocals have become albums and film soundtracks. Jasraj has taught music in India, Canada, and the US.
Prime Minister of India, Shree Narendra Modi Ji, took Twitter and 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.”
Indian singer, Shankar Mahadevan said, “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.”
“Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj Ji has left us.. his voice & music has inspired & left a deep impact on the history of Indian classical music. Om Shanti,” Salim–Sulaiman wrote.