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'Chitthi Ayi Hai' to 'Ek Taraf Uska Ghar': Top 5 popular ghazals by Pankaj Udhas

As we bid farewell to this legendary singer, let us take a moment to remember his beautiful voice, his soul-stirring ghazals, and the impact he had on our lives. Pankaj Udhas may have left this world, but his music will continue to bring solace to our hearts in times of happiness and sadness.

Written By : India TV Entertainment Desk Edited By : Kristina Das
New Delhi
Updated on: February 26, 2024 17:00 IST
Pankaj Udhas dies at 72
Image Source : SOCIAL Legendary singer Pankaj Udhas dies at 72

On Monday, February 26, 2024, 72-year-old veteran ghazal-playback vocalist and Padma Shri recipient Pankaj Udhas passed away following a protracted illness. He passed away in Mumbai at 11 a.m. today. He spent some time in the Mumbai Breach Candy Hospital. The news was also announced to his admirers by the Udhas family. The singer's family stated in the official notice that he had a protracted illness.

Pankaj Udhas was born on May 17, 1951, in Jetpur, Gujarat. He grew up in a family of musicians and was exposed to music at a very young age. His father, Manohar Udhas, was a renowned Gujarati folk singer, and his elder brother Nirmal Udhas was also a well-known ghazal singer. It was only natural for Pankaj to follow in their footsteps and pursue a music career.

He started his musical journey by singing for All India Radio in the early 1970s. But it was his debut album 'Aahat' in 1980 that brought him into the limelight. The album became an instant hit and established Pankaj Udhas as one of the most promising ghazal singers of his time. He went on to release numerous albums and mesmerised audiences with his soulful and heart-touching renditions.

Pankaj Udhas's voice had a unique quality that could transport the listeners into a world of emotions. His ghazals were not just about lyrics and melody; they were a journey through love, pain, longing, and nostalgia. Each of his songs had a story to tell, and he had a way of conveying those emotions through his voice that touched the hearts of millions.

As we remember this legendary singer on his passing, let us take a look at some of his most iconic ghazals that will forever be etched in our memories.

'Chitthi Aayi Hai'

One of Pankaj Udhas's most popular and loved ghazals, "Chitthi Aayi Hai" is a heart-wrenching tale of separation and longing. 

'Chandi Jaisa Rang Tera'

Pankaj Udhas's velvety voice adds a new dimension to this ghazal from the movie 'Pehchaan'.

'Thodi Thodi Piya Karo'

The song has a unique blend of traditional ghazal elements and modern beats, making it stand out from his other ghazals.

'Ek Taraf Uska Ghar'

Pankaj Udhas's powerful and soulful voice adds depth to the lyrics, making it an unforgettable track.

'Aaj Jinke Kareeb Hote Hai'

The singer's rendition of this ghazal is nothing short of magical and has made it a timeless favourite.

Rest in peace, Pankaj Udhas. You will be deeply missed, but your music will forever remain in our hearts.

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