Pandit Jasraj, the legendary classical vocalist, passed away in New Jersey at the age of 90. His family said in a statement, “With profound grief, we inform that Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj ji breathed his last this morning at 5:15 am EST due to a cardiac arrest at home in New Jersey, USA.” It further said “May Lord Krishna welcome him lovingly through the doors of heaven, 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. Bapuji, Jai Ho.”
Many singers and music composers took to social media to share the grief of losing the melancholic singer. Shreya Ghoshal said that “his voice, his music had a divine power to make the audience connect with the supreme being.” She also added some pictures of the artist on Instagram and wrote, “This is the end of an era. Sangeet Martand #PanditJasraj ji is no more and it’s very hard to accept the loss of one of the greatest artists of this country. I have been very fortunate to have known him in this lifetime and had his blessings on me. May you rest in peace Pandit ji.”
Vishal Dadlani, the music composer and singer tweeted, “Just heard of the passing of the Legendary #PanditJasraj Ji. My condolence to music itself, and to every musician on the planet. A truly monumental loss. My heart goes out to my friends Jatin & Lalit Pandit, Shweta & Shraddha Pandit & of course @DurgaJasraj ji, and the family.”
AR Rehman said that the Indian classical music has lost one of its shining stars. Singer Daler Mehendi tweeted, “Hindustani music maestro- Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri- Pt. Jasraj passed away in the US a short while ago. India has lost another gem, one of the rarest!”
Javed Akhatar, Manoj Bajpayee, Farhan Akhtar, Dipannita Sharma, Salim Merchant, Adil Hussain among others shared their condolences on Twitter as well.