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Noted classical singer Pandit Jasraj, President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Modi expressed grief

The India Print 2020-08-18 16:47:35

The famous classical singer Pandit Jasraj is no longer in this world. He died in the United States around 5 am Monday. Jasraj was 90 years old. His death was confirmed by his granddaughter Meenakshi to BBC's associate journalist Madhu Pal. At the same time, his family also said that he died of a heart attack. 

Let me tell you, Pandit Jasraj was born in a family of musicians. His father passed away when Jasraj was just four years old. After him his brother and Guru Pandit Maniram took up his music studies. Pandit Jasraj's association with the Mewati Gharana of music was started by Pandit Ghagga Nazir Khan of Jodhpur. Pandit Jasraj's father had studied music from his disciple Pandiya Nathulal

Pandit Jasraj played an important role in making Indian classical music an important place in the world. Pandit remained active in the music world for a long time even at the age of 80 years. He hoisted the flag of classical music not only in India but also in America and Canada.

His fans are deeply shocked by the death of Jasraj. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind have also mourned his death on social media.