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Pankaj Udhas, famous ghazal and playback singer, dies due to prolonged illness at 72

Pankaj Udhas dies due to prolonged illness at 72. His daughter took to her Instagram profile and broke the news with her fans.

Sakshi Verma Written By: Sakshi Verma @ New Delhi Updated on: February 27, 2024 6:23 IST
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Image Source : SOCIAL Padma Shri recipient singer Pankaj Udhas died on Monday at the age of 72

Veteran ghazal-playback singer and Padma Shri recipient Pankaj Udhas died after prolonged illness at 72 on Monday (February 26, 2024). He took his last breath today at 11 am in Mumbai. He was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai for some time. The Udhas family also broke the news to his fans. In the official note, the family said that the singer was suffering from a prolonged illness. Veteran ghazal singer's daughter Nayaab shared a statement on Instagram. "With a very heavy heart, we are saddened to inform you of the sad demise of Padmashri Pankaj Udhas on 26th February 2024 due to a prolonged illness," the official statement read. 

"I am terribly sorry and this is devastating! May his soul rest in peace. I know no words can pacify, however I pray that almighty gives your family the strength to deal with the irreparable loss of Sh. Udhasji #TheEndOfAnEra," read singer's daughter Nayaab's caption. 

Pankaj ji's mortal remains are still in Breach Candy Hospital. The last rites will be performed tomorrow. For the unversed, the late singer is survived by his two daughters, Nayaab and Rewa Udhas. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tribute to Pankaj Udhas

Paying tribute, PM Modi wrote, 'We mourn the loss of Pankaj Udhas Ji, whose singing conveyed a range of emotions and whose Ghazals spoke directly to the soul. He was a beacon of Indian music, whose melodies transcended generations. I recall my various interactions with him over the years. His departure leaves a void in the music world that can never be filled. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti."

Sonu Nigam reacts to Pankaj Udhas' demise 

Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam also took to his Instagram profile to give condolence to the veteran singer. "One of the most important part of my childhood, is lost today. Shri Pankaj Udhas ji, I will miss you forever. My heart cries knowing that you are no more. Thank you for being there. Om Shanti," wrote Sonu on Instagram.

Nitin Gadkari gives tribute to Pankaj Udhas

Indian Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari also took to his X profile express sadness on the veteran singer's demise. "The news of the demise of famous ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas ji is sad. My heartfelt tribute to him. Pankaj ji, a big name in the world of Ghazal, ruled the hearts of people with his songs. May God grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the family. Om Shanti," read his caption. 

Pankaj Udhas famous ghazals

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. 'Chitthi Aayi Hai', 'Chandi Jaisa Rang Tera', 'Thodi Thodi Piya Karo', 'Ek Taraf Uska Ghar' and 'Aaj Jinke Kareeb Hote Hai' are among some of his famous compositions. 

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