- Kailash Kher in his recent tweet informed about the passing away of Shaan's mother Sonali Mukherjee
- She was also a singer and the reason behind her death is still unknown
- In his previous interview, Shaan credited his mother Sonali Mukherjee for his singing career
In a heartbreaking post shared by Kailash Kher on Thursday, he informed that singer Shaan has lost his mother Sonali Mukherjee. She was also a singer and the reason behind her death is still unknown. Kailash Kher in his tweet offered condolences to Shaan and his family. His tweet roughly translated in English read, "Shaan’s mother passed away. Prayers to the Almighty for the salvation of the departed soul. It is a prayer to Lord Shiva, the ruler of all the three worlds, that our brother Shaan’s family should get the strength to bear this sorrow. Eternal prayers."
Taking to Instagram, Shaan posted an obituary that read, "We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the demise of our mother Mrs Sonali Mukherjee. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. A kind soul, great human being and a loving mother." "It's a huge loss for us all. While we try and say our last goodbyes, we would like you to keep Covid restrictions in mind and humbly request you to keep her in your prayers," the Mukerjee family grieved.
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Members from the film industry sent their sincere condolences to Shaan and his family members. "Om shanti. Praying for her soul and sending you all my love," singer Neha Bhasin commented. "Very sorry to hear," comedian Atul Khatri commented.
After learning about the unfortunate news, several fans paid their healtfelt condolences. "oh no! that is heartbreaking to hear. rip sonali mukherjee. you were not only an awesome singer, but a great mother to a tallented artist. stay strong shaan, we are with you in this time of greef. stay safe, " a social media user commented. "Om Shanti," another one wrote.
Meanwhile, in an interview the singer gave in 2016, he credited his mother Sonali Mukherjee for his singing career. For those unversed, Shaan's father passed away when he was 14 years old and it was his mother who raised him and his sister all by herself.
Shaan told Hindustan Times, "My mother (Sonali Mukherjee) is probably the sole reason that I could take my chances, not take up a day job, and pursue a career as a singer. She raised my sister, Sagarika, and me, single-handedly, after my father passed away in 1986. I was just 14 then. She used to be a chorus singer for film songs from 1970 to 2000."
He continued, "How she balanced both the roles of a single mother and working woman is a miracle. She always had a smile on her face. She encouraged me and Sagarika to do whatever we wanted to do. She never forced her will on us. Anuji (Malik; composer) fondly remembers that in 2000, when I had just got a bit of a foothold as a singer, my mom told the leading composers at that time that she wanted to stop singing chorus, lest I would get embarrassed if we had to sing in the same studio. Far from embarrassing me, I’ve always been proud to be her son."
On the professional front, Shaan happens to be a popular playback singer who has lent his voice to some amazing songs like-- Chaar Kadam, Kuchh Toh Hua Hai, Aao Milo Chalo, Hey Shona, Jab Se Tere Naina and Behti Hawa Sa and others. He has received a number of IIFA and Filmfare Awards in his career. Apart from this, the singer has even hosted shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs and Star Voice of India on television.
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His latest song is Rang Le.