Veteran Singer Pankaj Udhas Passes Away

Veteran singer Pankaj Udhas passed away today in Mumbai. He was 72.

Pankaj Udhas had been suffering from a prolonged illness. Pankaj’s family released a statement, ‘ With a very heavy heart, we are saddened to inform you of the sad demise of Padma Shri Pankaj Udhas on 26 February due to a prolonged illness’.

Pankaj Udhas gave many memorable songs and many ghazals. ‘Chandani Raat Mein’, ‘Na Kajre Ki Dhaar, and ‘Aur Aahistha Kijiye Baatein’ are some of the famous songs from Pankaj Udhas.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the loss of Pankaj Udhas. Modi wrote on X, ‘We mourn the loss of Pankaj Udhas Ji, whose singing conveyed a range of emotions and whose Ghazals spoke directly to the soul. He was a beacon of Indian music, whose melodies transcended generations. I recall my various interactions with him over the years. His departure leaves a void in the music world that can never be filled. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.’

Many film celebrities and singers like Sonu Nigam, Anup Jalota, and others extended their condolences to Pankaj’s family.