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Udhas News: legendary singer dies; last rites on Tuesday

Udhas News: legendary singer dies; last rites on Tuesday

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in News/ February 26,2024

Legendary singer Pankaj Udhas, died after a prolonged illness, his family confirmed today. He was 72.

“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,” Nayab wrote in an Instagram post. The last rites will be held on Tuesday.

Udhas News: legendary singer dies; last rites on Tuesday

Pankaj Udhas  was an Indian ghazal and playback singer known for his works in Hindi cinema, and Indian pop. He started his career with a release of a ghazal album titled Aahat in 1980 and subsequently recorded many hits like Mukarar in 1981, Tarrannum in 1982, Mehfil in 1983, Pankaj Udhas Live at Royal Albert Hall in 1984, Nayaab in 1985 and Aafreen in 1986. After his success as a ghazal singer, he was invited to appear and sing for a film by Mahesh Bhatt, Naam. Udhas rose to further fame for singing in the 1986 film Naam, in which his song “Chitthi Aayee Hai”  became an instant hit. He did playback singing for many Hindi films after that. Albums and live concerts around the globe brought him fame as a singer. In 2006, Pankaj Udhas was awarded Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award.

His brothers Nirmal Udhas and Manhar Udhas are also singers.

Udhas News: legendary singer dies; last rites on Tuesday. Pankaj Udhas, died around 11 am at the Breach Candy hospital, news agency PTI said quoting a family source.

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