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Pankaj Udhas passes away at 73 after prolonged illness; daughter Nayaab confirms

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Pankaj Udhas passes away at 73 after prolonged illness; daughter Nayaab confirms

In a tragic turn of events, veteran classical singer Pankaj Udhas has passed away at the age of 73, following a prolonged illness. His daughter, Nayaab Udhas, confirmed his demise on February 26, 2024, stating, "With a heavy heart, we announce the sad demise of Padmashri Pankaj Udhas due to prolonged illness."

Born on May 17, 1951, in Gujarat, Pankaj Udhas was a revered figure in the Indian music industry, renowned for his mesmerizing ghazals and soul-stirring renditions. He rose to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s, captivating audiences with his melodious voice and emotive performances. Some of his most iconic ghazals include 'Chitthi Aayi Hai', 'Aur Aahista Kijiye Baatein', 'Chandi Jaisa Rang Hai Tera', and 'Na Kajre Ki Dhar', among others.

Throughout his illustrious career, Pankaj Udhas released numerous albums and collaborated with distinguished artists in the Indian music scene. His contributions to music were widely recognized, earning him several awards and accolades, including the prestigious Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian honors, bestowed upon him in 2006 for his outstanding achievements in the field of art.

Pankaj Udhas's passing marks the end of an era in Indian music, leaving behind a legacy that will continue to resonate with generations to come.

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