Mumbai - Music composer and hinduraag's founder Sufi Parveen paid a heartfelt tribute to the music legend on Facebook. "Today an era of classical music came to an end. Pandit Ji was one of my favorite composers. God give peace to your soul 🙏🌹🙏🪔🎼🎻
Rest in Peace #PanditJasraj Ji 🙏🌹🪔 OM Shanti 🙏🌹🪔
Pandit Jasraj, one of the world's most famous Indian classical vocalists, composer has died of cardiac arrest in New Jersey, US, his family said. He was 90.
“With profound grief we inform that Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj ji breathed his last this morning at 5.15 EST due to a cardiac arrest at his home in New Jersey, USA,” a statement issued by his family said.
“May Lord Krishna welcome him lovingly through the doors of heaven, where Pandit ji will now sing Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya exclusively just for his beloved Lord. We pray that his soul rests in eternal musical peace. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, Pandit Jasraj ji’s family, and the students of Mewati Gharana," it said.
Pandit Jasraj was an Indian classical vocalist, belonging to the Mewati Gharana (musical apprenticeship lineage).
With a musical career spanning more than 80 years, he was bestowed with numerous major awardsi including Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. His performances of classical and semi-classical vocals have become albums and film soundtracks.
Pandit Jasraj taught music in India, Canada, and the US.