Ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas' last rites will be held today

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Ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas' last rites will be held today

Pankaj Udhas passed away on Monday in Mumbai at the age of 72. His relatives have announced that Mumbai will hold the funeral.

Famous ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas passed away on Tuesday following a lengthy illness. His funeral is scheduled for this Tuesday. On Monday, Nayaab Udhas, the daughter of the late singer, shared something on Instagram.

Nayaab on Pankaj Udhas' last rites

It stated, "In loving memory of Padmashri Pankaj Udhas." After a lengthy illness, we regret to inform you that he passed away on February 26, 2024. On February 27, there will be a funeral from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Where: The Hindu Cemetery. Four Seasons, Landmark Opportunity Dr. E. Muses Rd. Worli, Mumbai. The Udhas Family.

Pankaj Udhas passed away on Monday

Pankaj Udhas died in Mumbai on Monday at the age of 72. PTI, a news agency, said that he died at the Breach Candy hospital at approximately eleven in the morning, citing a family source. We regret to notify you of Padmashri Pankaj Udhas's untimely death on February 26, 2024, as a result of a protracted illness, Nayab wrote on Instagram.

Anup Jalota discussed his acquaintance
It was remembered that the late vocalist and ghazal master Anup Jalota had a close relationship. He said in an interview with the news agency ANI, "I have lost my friend." Pankaj Udhas was a brilliant Ghazal vocalist who is missed by many. My friend is not with me anymore. Myself, Pankaj (Udhas), and Talat (Aziz) were a well-known trio. We played in several gigs together. The loss of Pankaj Udhas saddens me greatly. He brought Ghazal into every house and converted people to his philosophy. We shall always be grateful for that invaluable input.

I had met him four or five months ago, he continued. He was quite frail. He was now a lighter man. I was excited to finally meet him. I had to wait two or three months to see him. The news is really depressing. Additionally, we founded the Khazana Ghazal festival to provide a stage for upcoming performers. Our aim was to present the up-and-coming ghazal vocalists. Pankaj Udhas shared our desire for ghazals to remain popular in people's hearts.

About the life and work of Pankaj Udhas

Pankaj Udhas was born on May 17, 1951, in Jetpur, Gujarat. He was well-known for his work in movies in addition to his compositions of ghazals. In 1980, his solo ghazal album Aahat was released, which helped make him well-known. He would win more battles in the future, including those at Mukarar (1981), Tarrannum (1982), Mehfil (1983), and many more.

Among his well-known interpretations are those of Thodi Thodi Piya Karo, Ek Taraf Uska Ghar, Aur Ahista Kijiye Baatein, Chandani Raat Mein, Na Kajre Ki Dhaar, and Chitthi Aayi Hai. He rose to fame in several Hindi films, including Mohra, Saajan, and Naam, for his playback singing.