Legendary Indian Classical Singer Pandit Jasraj Passed Away

  • Pandit Jasraj was born on January 28, 1930 in Pili Mandori, a village in the Hisar district of Haryana, in a family of Indian classical musicians. 
  • Jasraj belongs to the Mewatigharana, a school of music known for its traditional performances of khayals.
  • He also created a novel form of ‘jugalbandi’ called ‘Jasrangi’ that is styled on the ancient system of ‘moorchhana’, between a male and a female vocalist, who each sing different ragas at the same time.
  • PanditJasraj will be remembered as the pioneer who added elements of the thumri to the khayal, giving it more flexibility and making it more audience-friendly. 
  • In 2019, the International Astronomical Union has named a minor planet between Mars and Jupiter as ‘Panditjasraj’.
  • PanditJasraj was recipient of various prestigious awards and honours including Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.