Ghazal Maestro Pankaj Udhas Passes Away at 72

Renowned ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas, celebrated for timeless classics like “Chitthi Ayee Hai” and “Aur Ahista Kijiye Baatein,” has left a void in the music world as he passed away at the age of 72. The legendary artist, who also made a significant mark as a playback singer in Hindi films such as “Naam,” “Saajan,” and “Mohra,” succumbed to a prolonged illness at Breach Candy hospital around 11 am. His daughter Nayab shared the somber news on Instagram, stating, “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 demise of the ghazal maestro marks the end of an era, leaving fans and the music industry mourning the loss of a true icon.

The legacy of Pankaj Udhas extends beyond his soulful renditions, earning him the Padmashri, one of India’s highest civilian honors. His emotive ghazals have been a source of solace and inspiration for decades. As the curtains fall on his illustrious journey, Udhas’ contributions to the world of music will forever echo in the hearts of those who cherished the magic he created with his voice.

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