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Remembering Pt Jasraj: The aliveness of music

Pandit Jasraj passed away at 90, but his legacy will nourish India for centuries to come.
Pandit Jasraj belonged to the Mewati gharana.
Pandit Jasraj belonged to the Mewati gharana.
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 09:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNandita Puri

India will always owe a huge debt to Pandit Jasraj | Opinion

A true scholar and a treasure-house of Ragas, Pandit Jasraj was a great composer, scholar and performer
Pandit Jasraj during a concert. His style was unique, almost a whole world unto itself.(Prakash Singh / HT Archive)
Pandit Jasraj during a concert. His style was unique, almost a whole world unto itself.(Prakash Singh / HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 08:27 PM IST
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ByMadhup Mudgal

Pandit Jasraj funeral: Legendary vocalist gets state funeral in Mumbai, Sanjay Leela Bhansali pays tribute

Classical singer Pandit Jasraj’s last rites were performed in Mumbai on Thursday. He got a state funeral and his body was clad in the Tricolour.
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 06:33 PM IST
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Pandit Jasraj’s body reaches Mumbai from New Jersey, cremation tomorrow

Pandit Jasraj’s body reached Mumbai from New Jersey on Wednesday. He died of cardiac arrest on Monday.
Pandit Jasraj’s body has reached Mumbai from New Jersey.(Varinder Chawla/HT)
Pandit Jasraj’s body has reached Mumbai from New Jersey.(Varinder Chawla/HT)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 02:50 PM IST
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‘Sangeet Martand’ Pt Jasraj shared decades-old bond with city of Kashi

Pt Jasraj spread the magic of classical singing across the world. He visited and performed in a large number of countries.
Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on Monday. He died of cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey state of US.(HT photo)
Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on Monday. He died of cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey state of US.(HT photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 10:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Pandit Jasraj: The Tansen of our times | Opinion

Mainstreaming classical Indian music, with community participation, will be his lasting contribution and legacy
Undoubtedly, Pandit Jasraj, whom we all experienced in that evening, was the 21st century Tansen in drawing legendary powers to invoke the gods and spirituality so much needed by humans.(Subhendu Ghosh / HT Archives)
Undoubtedly, Pandit Jasraj, whom we all experienced in that evening, was the 21st century Tansen in drawing legendary powers to invoke the gods and spirituality so much needed by humans.(Subhendu Ghosh / HT Archives)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 07:36 PM IST
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ByNK Singh

A tribute to Pandit Jasraj | HT Editorial

Defying categories, he was among the finest cultural treasures of India
Pandit Jasraj was an innovator who believed in crossing boundaries that other(Prakash Singh / HT Archive)
Pandit Jasraj was an innovator who believed in crossing boundaries that other(Prakash Singh / HT Archive)
Published on Aug 18, 2020 07:24 PM IST
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Daadu wouldn’t compliment you unless he meant it: Shweta on Pandit Jasraj

Singer Shweta Pandit, grand niece of the late Pandit Jasraj talks about the legend and the man behind the voice
Shweta is stationed in Italy with her husband and daughter
Shweta is stationed in Italy with her husband and daughter
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 06:47 PM IST
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Pandit Jasraj’s body being brought back from New Jersey, says granddaughter Shweta Pandit

Pandit Jasraj died in New Jersey on Monday. His body will reach India on August 20, said granddaughter Shweta Pandit.
Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on August 17. (Photo by Prakash Singh / HT Archive)
Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on August 17. (Photo by Prakash Singh / HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 01:59 PM IST
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Doyen of Hindustani classical music Pandit Jasraj dies at 90

Pandit Jasraj’s love of music really did transcend. The proponent of the Mewati Gharana made his debut as a tabla artist in 1937. His first concert as a vocalist was in the darbar of King Tribhuvan Bik Bikram Shah of Nepal in 1952; he was 22.
Pandit Jasraj at a concert in Mumbai in 2008.(HT Archives)
Pandit Jasraj at a concert in Mumbai in 2008.(HT Archives)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 05:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByVanessa Viegas

‘Huge void’: President, PM Modi, musicians pay tributes to legendary vocalist Pandit Jasraj

One of India’s greatest music legends, Pandit Jasraj died on Monday following a cardiac arrest at his home in New Jersey, US.
Pandit Jasraj at Press Club of India in New Delhi, India on October 13, 1998. Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on August 17, 2020. He died of cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey, United States. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh / HT Archive)
Pandit Jasraj at Press Club of India in New Delhi, India on October 13, 1998. Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on August 17, 2020. He died of cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey, United States. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh / HT Archive)
Published on Aug 17, 2020 11:20 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

Pandit Jasraj was a ‘Yug Purush’ in Hindustani Classical Music: Maharashtra governor

“Pt Jasraj was a ‘Yug Purush’ in Hindustani Classical Music. While taking Hindustani classical music to dizzying heights, he made special efforts to bring it closer to the common man. He was very open to accepting new streams and innovative ideas in music,” Koshyari said in an official statement.
Pandit Jasraj at Press Club of India in New Delhi, India on October 13, 1998. Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on August 17, 2020. He died of cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey, United States. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh / HT Archive)
Pandit Jasraj at Press Club of India in New Delhi, India on October 13, 1998. Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on August 17, 2020. He died of cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey, United States. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh / HT Archive)
Published on Aug 17, 2020 11:16 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai

Singer Shweta Pandit shares happy memories with grandfather Pandit Jasraj: ‘Good bye my precious dadu’

Singer Shweta Pandit has shared a heartfelt note for her grandfather and Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj who passed away on Monday.
Shweta Pandit shared a heartfelt note in the memory of grandfather and classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj.
Shweta Pandit shared a heartfelt note in the memory of grandfather and classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj.
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 10:15 PM IST
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‘Irreparable loss to Indian music’: Kerala CM condoles death of Pandit Jasraj

The Ninety-year old Indian classical music doyen died on Monday following a cardiac arrest at his home in New Jersey.
Pandit Jasraj at a Janmashtami programme at Nehru Center at Worli in Mumbai on August 22, 2008. Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on August 17, 2020. He died of cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey, United States. (Photo by Amlan Dutta / HT Archive)
Pandit Jasraj at a Janmashtami programme at Nehru Center at Worli in Mumbai on August 22, 2008. Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on August 17, 2020. He died of cardiac arrest at his house in New Jersey, United States. (Photo by Amlan Dutta / HT Archive)
Published on Aug 17, 2020 10:01 PM IST
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Thiruvananthapuram | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

RIP Pandit Jasraj: Rekha Bhardwaj, Kailash Kher share condolences, say ‘our music world is deserted’

Several singers, musicians, filmmakers and actors have expressed grief on the death of classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj on Monday.
Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90. (Photo by Prakash Singh / HT Archive)
Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90. (Photo by Prakash Singh / HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 09:08 PM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally crosses 6 lakh-mark and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Health care workers during Covid-19 swab testing campaign at a residential complex at Chembur, Mumbai, Monday, August 17, 2020.(Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)
Health care workers during Covid-19 swab testing campaign at a residential complex at Chembur, Mumbai, Monday, August 17, 2020.(Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 09:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | Byhindustantimes.com

Pandit Jasraj: Early life, awards and other achievements of the Padma Vibhushan awardee

With a career spanning over 80 years, Pandit Jasraj was a recipient of various prestigious awards and honours including Padma Shri (1975), Padma Bhushan (1990) and Padma Vibhushan (2000).
In this file photo, dated Dec 12, 2014, Classical Vocalist Pandit Jasraj performs at the 62nd Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav in Pune. Jasraj, one of the most renowned exponents of Hindustani Classical music passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020.(PTI)
In this file photo, dated Dec 12, 2014, Classical Vocalist Pandit Jasraj performs at the 62nd Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav in Pune. Jasraj, one of the most renowned exponents of Hindustani Classical music passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 08:43 PM IST
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When Pandit Jasraj performed in his first concert, was awarded 5000 gold coins by Nepal king: ‘I was shocked and almost fainted’

Throwback: Pandit Jasraj had performed in front of Nepal King Tribhuwan Bir Bikram Shah in 1952 and couldn’t believe his prize money.
Vocalist Pandit Jasraj died on Monday.(PTI)
Vocalist Pandit Jasraj died on Monday.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 07:45 PM IST
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Legendary classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj dies of cardiac arrest at 90

Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj died on Monday following a cardiac arrest at his home in New Jersey, his daughter Durga Jasraj said. He was 90.
In this file photo, dated Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj performs on the second day of Saptak classical music festival in Ahmedabad. Jasraj, one of the most renowned exponents of Hindustani Classical music passed on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020.(PTI)
In this file photo, dated Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj performs on the second day of Saptak classical music festival in Ahmedabad. Jasraj, one of the most renowned exponents of Hindustani Classical music passed on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 07:23 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

PM Modi condoles demise of Pandit Jasraj, says it leaves a deep void in Indian cultural sphere

Condoling the demise of musical maestro Pandit Jasraj, PM Modi said, “Not only were his renditions outstanding, he also made a mark as an exceptional mentor to several other vocalists.”
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 07:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

Music legend Pandit Jasraj passes away at 90

With musical career spanning over 80 years, Pandit Jasraj was awarded with honours such as Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.
Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj(HT photo)
Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj(HT photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 07:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh

Pandit Jasraj on turning 90, teaching music through Skype: ‘I don’t like when people say woh zamaana achha tha’

Pandit Jasraj doesn’t agree with the belief that the older times were better. He uses Skype to teach students and watches movies online with his granddaughter.
Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj performs on the second day of Saptak classical music festival in Ahmedabad.(PTI)
Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj performs on the second day of Saptak classical music festival in Ahmedabad.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 28, 2020 06:01 PM IST
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Pandit Jasraj looks back on gold mohurs from a king, hopes for more voices to join his

As the legendary vocalist turns 90, a look at how he has pushed for equality through art, lives a life of respect for all forms, and now has a planet named after him.
Updated on Jan 20, 2020 07:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVanessa Viegas

Anoushka claims she is the first Indian musician to get a planet named after her, not Pt Jasraj

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar says she was overwhelmed after a minor planet was named after her in 2017.
Anoushka Shankar had a minor planet named after her in 2017(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Anoushka Shankar had a minor planet named after her in 2017(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 02:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRadhika Bhirani, New Delhi

Minor planet named after classical music giant Pandit Jasraj

Christened ‘Panditjasraj (300128)’, the minor planet 2006 VP32 was discovered on November 11, 2006, by the Catalina Sky Survey, a NASA-funded project.
Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj after whom a minor planet between Mars and Jupiter has been named.(File Photo)
Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj after whom a minor planet between Mars and Jupiter has been named.(File Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 08:27 AM IST
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Over 900 artists urge people to vote for BJP

Among those who have issued the joint statement are Shankar Mahadevan, Triloki Nath Mishra, Koena Mitra, Anuradha Paudwal and Hans Raj Hans.
The joint statement said that during the last five years, India had seen a government which delivered “corruption-free good governance and development oriented administration”.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The joint statement said that during the last five years, India had seen a government which delivered “corruption-free good governance and development oriented administration”.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 10, 2019 06:44 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

As maestro Pandit Jasraj turns 89, a tribute in music and film

Catch a concert and presentation on his journey from tabla player to legendary classical vocalist.
Pandit Jasraj with his daughter, Durga, who will host the special event, and perform.
Pandit Jasraj with his daughter, Durga, who will host the special event, and perform.
Published on Mar 11, 2019 02:14 PM IST
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