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Renowned Ghazal maestro, Pankaj Udhas, passed away at the age of 72

Over the years, Udhas released over fifty albums and lent his voice to several Hindi film soundtracks, including 'Naam,' 'Saajan,' and 'Mohra.' His mastery over Ghazal music transcended borders, captivating audiences worldwide with his mesmerizing performances. His last contribution as a playback singer was for the 2016 film 'Dil Toh Deewana Hai.'


February 26, 2024 : Renowned Ghazal maestro, Pankaj Udhas, known for timeless melodies like ‘Chitthi Ayee Hai’ and ‘Aur Ahista Kijiye Baatein,’ passed away at the age of 72 after battling a prolonged illness. His daughter, Nayaab Udhas, confirmed the news via social media. Udhas, who enchanted audiences with his soulful renditions, breathed his last at a Mumbai hospital around 11 am, as per reports from family sources. The funeral rites are scheduled for Tuesday.

Legacy of a Melodic Maestro

Pankaj Udhas, celebrated for his contributions to Indian music, garnered fame with hits like ‘Chitthi Ayee Hai’ and ‘Aur Ahista Kijiye Baatein.’ Born into a musically inclined family in Gujarat, Udhas honed his skills at the Rajkot Sangeet Academy and later under the tutelage of renowned musicians. His debut song in the 1972 film ‘Kaamna’ marked the beginning of a illustrious career spanning over five decades.

A Musical Journey

Over the years, Udhas released over fifty albums and lent his voice to several Hindi film soundtracks, including ‘Naam,’ ‘Saajan,’ and ‘Mohra.’ His mastery over Ghazal music transcended borders, captivating audiences worldwide with his mesmerizing performances. His last contribution as a playback singer was for the 2016 film ‘Dil Toh Deewana Hai.’

Tributes Pour In

The news of Udhas’s demise left the music fraternity mourning the loss of a stalwart. Condolences poured in from fans and fellow artists across social media platforms. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sorrow, acknowledging Udhas’s profound impact on Indian music. Notable personalities like Sonu Nigam and Anup Jalota remembered the maestro for his invaluable contributions to the world of music.

A Musical Icon Remembered

Born on May 17, 1951, in Jetpur, Gujarat, Pankaj Udhas’s musical journey remains etched in the hearts of millions. His soulful melodies, rich with emotion, continue to resonate with music lovers worldwide. In recognition of his remarkable achievements, Udhas was honored with the prestigious Padma Shri award, a testament to his enduring legacy in the realm of Indian music.

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