We are deeply saddened by the passing of classical maestro Pandit Rajan Mishra
We are deeply saddened by the passing of classical maestro Pandit Rajan Mishra.
Pandit Rajan Mishra was an iconic khayal vocalist from India, and an exponent of the Benaras gharana. He and his brother Pandit Sajan Misra, the inimitable duo, were one of the most sought after artists of indian classical music. They took lessons from the virtuoso of Banaras gharana Pandit Bade Ramdasji, and later trained with their father Pandit Hanuman Prasad Misra and uncle Pandit Gopal Misra, both doyens of the gharana. The duo performed for global audiences for decades. Their performance in the Bengal Classical Music Festival in 2012, 2013 and 2014 at Dhaka, left audiences enthralled.
The brothers have been honoured by the Padma Bhushan award, the Sangeet Natak Akademi award and the Gandharva National award in their meritorious career.
Pandit Rajan Mishra passed away at the age of 70, on Sunday, 25 April 2021.