Renowned Ghazal Maestro Pankaj Udhas Passes Away at 72 After Prolonged Illness

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  • Pankaj Udhas, the celebrated ghazal and playback singer, breathed his last at the age of 72 succumbing to a prolonged illness.
  • His demise occurred at 11 am in Mumbai, where he had been under medical care at Breach Candy Hospital.
  • Survived by his two daughters, Nayaab and Rewa Udhas, the veteran singer leaves behind a legacy that has profoundly influenced the world of music.
  • Tributes poured in from across the entertainment and political spectrum.
  • Bollywood playback sensation Sonu Nigam reminisced about Udhas’s influence on his childhood, expressing deep sorrow at the loss.
  • Pankaj Udhas may have departed from this world, but his immortal music will forever resonate in our hearts.

Pankaj Udhas, the celebrated ghazal and playback singer, breathed his last at the age of 72 on Monday, February 26, 2024, succumbing to a prolonged illness. The music industry mourns the loss of this iconic figure whose mesmerizing voice enchanted audiences for decades. His demise occurred at 11 am in Mumbai, where he had been under medical care at Breach Candy Hospital.

The news of Udhas’s passing was confirmed by his family, who expressed their grief through an official statement. “With a heavy heart, we announce the sad demise of Padma Shri Pankaj Udhas on February 26, 2024, following a prolonged illness,” the statement conveyed. His daughter, Nayaab, also shared the sorrowful news on Instagram, expressing profound sadness at the loss of her beloved father.

Udhas’s mortal remains lie at Breach Candy Hospital, with the last rites scheduled for tomorrow. Survived by his two daughters, Nayaab and Rewa Udhas, the veteran singer leaves behind a legacy that has profoundly influenced the world of music.

Tributes poured in from across the entertainment and political spectrum. Bollywood playback sensation Sonu Nigam reminisced about Udhas’s influence on his childhood, expressing deep sorrow at the loss. Indian Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, hailed Udhas’s contributions to the world of ghazals, acknowledging his enduring impact on music enthusiasts.

As we bid adieu to this musical luminary, let us cherish the memories of his soul-stirring melodies. Pankaj Udhas may have departed from this world, but his immortal music will forever resonate in our hearts. From timeless classics like ‘Chitthi Aayi Hai’ to ‘Chandi Jaisa Rang Tera,’ his compositions will continue to offer solace in moments of joy and sorrow alike, ensuring that his legacy endures through the ages.

 

(With inputs from agencies)

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