Bengal Foundation mourns the passing of Pandit Jasraj

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Pandit Jasraj.
Pandit Jasraj was an iconic classical vocalist from India, and exponent of the Mewati Gharana. He was first introduced to music by his father Pandit Motiram. Jasraj continued his training under the guidance of his brothers Pandit Maniram and Pandit Pratap Narayan, after his father’s passing, and also trained under Maharaja Jaiwant Singh Waghela of Sanand during later years. He had performed at numerous shows in India and abroad, including the Bengal Classical Music Festival in 2017, at Dhaka. With a musical career spanning over 80 years, Jasraj was a recipient of the Padma Shree, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhusan, Sangeet Natak Academy Award, ITC Sangeet Research Academy Award, Global Indian Music Award (GIMA), amongst many others.
Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90, on Monday, 17 August 2020.

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