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End of an Era: Renowned Ghazal and Playback Singer Pankaj Udhas Passes Away at 72

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Pankaj Udhas, the maestro behind timeless masterpieces like ‘Chitthi aayi hai,’ has died after a lengthy battle with sickness. His family revealed the news today. At the age of 72, the famous singer leaves an unforgettable legacy on the music business. With his heartfelt songs echoing through generations of fans. Udhas’ death signals the end of an era. But his timeless contributions will live on in the hearts of music fans throughout the world.

Farewell to a Ghazal Maestro: Padma Shri Pankaj Udhas Passes Away

“With a heavy heart, we are saddened to inform you that Padma Shri Pankaj Udhas passed away on February 26th due to a prolonged illness,” said a statement from the Udhas family. ‘Chandani Raat Mein’, ‘Na Kajre Ki Dhaar’, ‘Aur Ahista Kijiye Baatein’, ‘Ek Taraf Uska Ghar’, and ‘Thodi Thodi Piya Karo’ are some of his timeless ghazals.

Pankaj Udhas rose to prominence with the stunning ghazal album “Aahat” in 1980. Laying the way for future successes such as “Mukarar,” “Tarrannum,” and “Mehfil.” His soul-stirring version, “Chitthi Aayee Hai,” in the film “Naam,” was a huge hit. Udhas received various prizes throughout his successful career. This included the coveted Padma Shri in 2006, cementing his reputation in the world of music.

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Pankaj Udhas and Lata Mangeshkar cooperated on the duet “Mahiya Teri Kasam” in the 1990 film Ghayal, which was a big success. In 1994, he, alongside Sadhana Sargam, delivered the hit song “Na Kajre Ki Dhar” for the film Mohra. Udhas has also worked as a playback vocalist on films like as Saajan, Yeh Dillagi, Naam, and Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee. In an earlier interview, he stated that he originally aspired to be a doctor. But life had different plans for him.

Pankaj Udhas, the famed ghazal and playback singer, will have his death rites on Tuesday. Marking a sorrowful farewell to the icon.

Author- Anshika Sharma

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