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Pankaj Udhas funeral: Singer laid to rest with gun salute, family bids emotional farewell

Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:38 PM IST
  • Pankaj Udhas died in Mumbai on Monday at the age of 72. His funeral took place in Mumbai on Tuesday.
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Pankaj Udhas's family bid him an emotional farewell. The singer was known for his timeless ghazals Chitthi Aayi Hai, Chandani Raat Mein, Na Kajre Ki Dhaar, and Aur Ahista Kijiye Baatein among others. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:38 PM IST

Pankaj Udhas's family bid him an emotional farewell. The singer was known for his timeless ghazals Chitthi Aayi Hai, Chandani Raat Mein, Na Kajre Ki Dhaar, and Aur Ahista Kijiye Baatein among others.

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Nirmal Udhas and Manhar Udhas, brothers of Pankaj Udhas were seen paying their last respects. Pankaj Udhas's mortal remains were covered in tricolour at his residence in Mumbai. He was laid to rest today with state honours by the Mumbai Police.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:38 PM IST

Nirmal Udhas and Manhar Udhas, brothers of Pankaj Udhas were seen paying their last respects. Pankaj Udhas's mortal remains were covered in tricolour at his residence in Mumbai. He was laid to rest today with state honours by the Mumbai Police. 

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Sonu Nigam consoled Pankaj Udhas's family members. "One of the most important part of my childhood, is lost today. Shri Pankaj Udhas ji, I will miss you forever. My heart cries knowing that you are no more. Thank you for being there. Om Shanti," Sonu Nigam said as he remembered the singer on his Instagram handle. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:38 PM IST

Sonu Nigam consoled Pankaj Udhas's family members. "One of the most important part of my childhood, is lost today. Shri Pankaj Udhas ji, I will miss you forever. My heart cries knowing that you are no more. Thank you for being there. Om Shanti," Sonu Nigam said as he remembered the singer on his Instagram handle.

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A hearse for Pankaj Udhas' final journey was decorated with white flowers, and included a big picture of the singer. Family members, friends and relatives arrived at the ghazal singer's residence on Tuesday afternoon to pay their last respects. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:38 PM IST

A hearse for Pankaj Udhas' final journey was decorated with white flowers, and included a big picture of the singer. Family members, friends and relatives arrived at the ghazal singer's residence on Tuesday afternoon to pay their last respects.

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Pankaj Udhas was laid to rest with honours as bands and troops gave him a heroic farewell with a gun salute. His mortal remains were wrapped in tricolour. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:38 PM IST

Pankaj Udhas was laid to rest with honours as bands and troops gave him a heroic farewell with a gun salute. His mortal remains were wrapped in tricolour.

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Singer Salim Merchant arrived at the Udhas residence to pay his final respects to the celebrated singer. “He entertained us for many years and boosted and enriched our industry through his evergreen ghazals and other songs. He spread the message of love and oneness through his songs. I have been in shock since I received the news of his demise. I still can't believe he is no more. The word of his passing made me speechless. He has left a massive void in the music industry. We have lost a great artiste and an even greater human being,” he said to ANI. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:38 PM IST

Singer Salim Merchant arrived at the Udhas residence to pay his final respects to the celebrated singer. “He entertained us for many years and boosted and enriched our industry through his evergreen ghazals and other songs. He spread the message of love and oneness through his songs. I have been in shock since I received the news of his demise. I still can't believe he is no more. The word of his passing made me speechless. He has left a massive void in the music industry. We have lost a great artiste and an even greater human being,” he said to ANI.

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Shankar Mahadevan was present to offers his respects to the Ghazal singer. “[He was] the most gentle soul… a thorough gentleman and a fantastic musician who took Ghazal music to the masses. He was always encouraging and had a positive approach to everything. Whenever we had to take a decision as part of the musical fraternity, Pankaj Ji was always there with us," he said to the media. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:38 PM IST

Shankar Mahadevan was present to offers his respects to the Ghazal singer. “[He was] the most gentle soul… a thorough gentleman and a fantastic musician who took Ghazal music to the masses. He was always encouraging and had a positive approach to everything. Whenever we had to take a decision as part of the musical fraternity, Pankaj Ji was always there with us," he said to the media.

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Zakir Hussain was spotted at the Udhas residence to pay his respects. He talked to the press and said, “The amount of happiness he has shared with his music, there is no answer for that. We love his family and Pankaj bhai immensely.” expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:38 PM IST

Zakir Hussain was spotted at the Udhas residence to pay his respects. He talked to the press and said, “The amount of happiness he has shared with his music, there is no answer for that. We love his family and Pankaj bhai immensely.”

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Filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj arrived at the Udhas residence with his singer-wife Rekha Bharadwaj. Pankaj Udhas. In an interview with Hindustan Times in October 2021, Pankaj Udhas had lamented the state of ghazals in pop culture today. “I think cinema has played a major part in popularising ghazals. What has happened today is that the entire filmmaking has changed. Cinema is no more about fantasy; it’s very realistic and practical. So, most filmmakers don’t find a space for imaginative poetry or slow-paced numbers like ghazals," he said. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:38 PM IST

Filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj arrived at the Udhas residence with his singer-wife Rekha Bharadwaj. Pankaj Udhas. In an interview with Hindustan Times in October 2021, Pankaj Udhas had lamented the state of ghazals in pop culture today. “I think cinema has played a major part in popularising ghazals. What has happened today is that the entire filmmaking has changed. Cinema is no more about fantasy; it’s very realistic and practical. So, most filmmakers don’t find a space for imaginative poetry or slow-paced numbers like ghazals," he said.

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Indian musician Taufiq Qureshi visited the Udhas residence on Tuesday. Pankaj Udhas breathed his last at 72 on Monday. His family said the singer died after a prolonged illness. "With a very heavy heart, we are saddened to inform you of the sad demise of Padmashri Pankaj Udhas on 26th February 2024 due to a prolonged illness," his daughter Nayaab wrote in an Instagram post. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:38 PM IST

Indian musician Taufiq Qureshi visited the Udhas residence on Tuesday. Pankaj Udhas breathed his last at 72 on Monday. His family said the singer died after a prolonged illness. "With a very heavy heart, we are saddened to inform you of the sad demise of Padmashri Pankaj Udhas on 26th February 2024 due to a prolonged illness," his daughter Nayaab wrote in an Instagram post.

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