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Legendary Ghazal Singer Pankaj Udhas Passes Away at 72

Legendary Ghazal Singer Pankaj Udhas Passes Away at 72

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Legendary Ghazal Singer Pankaj Udhas Passes Away at 72

Mumbai, IndiaFebruary 26, 2024 – Renowned Indian ghazal and playback singer Pankaj Udhas passed away today at the age of 72 after a prolonged illness.

Born in Gujarat in 1951, Udhas’s career skyrocketed in the 1980s with the release of his iconic album, “Chitti Aayi Hai.” His rich, velvety voice and soulful renditions of ghazals captivated audiences across India, earning him the title of one of the country’s most beloved ghazal singers.

Legendary Ghazal Singer Pankaj Udhas Passes Away at 72
Pankaj Udhas Family

Udhas’s musical journey wasn’t confined to ghazals. He released numerous albums and singles, garnering several prestigious awards, including the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honor. His soulful voice also graced playback singing in renowned Hindi films like “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” and “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.”

Beyond his musical talent, Udhas was praised for his songwriting skills, crafting many of the songs he performed. His passing leaves a void in the Indian music industry, and his legacy will undoubtedly live on through his timeless music.

Tributes poured in from across the nation:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “We mourn the loss of Pankaj Udhas Ji, whose singing conveyed a range of emotions and whose Ghazals spoke directly to the soul. He was a beacon of Indian music, whose melodies transcended generations. I recall my various interactions with him over the years. His departure leaves a void in the music world that can never be filled. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”

  • Madhuri Dixit Nene:Deeply saddened by the loss of a music legend, Pankaj Udhas Ji. His gazals touched the souls of people worldwide. His legacy will forever linger in our hearts! Om Shanti ..”
  • Abhishek 𝐁𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧 : “Very saddened by Pankaj Udhas ji’s passing. His demise is an irreplaceable loss to our music world. My sincere condolences to his family and friends in this difficult time. Om Shanti..”

Pankaj Udhas’s passing marks the end of an era in Indian music. His melodious voice and soulful renditions will forever be etched in the hearts of millions.


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