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Pandit Jasraj Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 28, 2021

Short Biography

Pandit Jasraj was born on 28-01-1930 in Pili Mandori, Fatehabad in the state of Haryana, India. He was an Indian Classical Vocalist, Singer, Musician & Music Teacher. 

Other Name: Pandit Jasraj
Other Professions: Singer Musician Music Teacher
Appearance: Bollywood

Jasraj Complete Bio & Career

He took his initial music lessons from Ustad Gulam Kadar Khan of Mewat Gharana, Swami Vallabhdas of Agra Gharana and Maharaja Jaywant Singh. He then started playing the Tabla along with his brother to earn the livelihood. In those days table players and sarangi players were recognized as minor artists. He left accompanying his brother and took a vow that he won’t trim his hair until he becomes an accomplished musician. He finally cut his hair after he gave a performance at AIR.
Jasraj’s vocal range spread three and a half octaves and used exact articulation, a crest of the Mewati gharana’s way of Khayal. He also researched about Haveli Sangeeth. He articulated a brand new form of Jugalbandi, which was called ‘The Jasrangi’. Noted playback singers of modern day music like Ankit Joshi and Sadhna Sargam have been his devotees.
In his illustrious career, he has been conferred many awards and recognition. He was awarded second highest civilian award, Padma Vibhusan by Indian Govt in 2000.

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1975 Arts
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1990 Arts
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 2000 Arts

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Jasraj died on 17-08-2020 in New Jersey in United States. He died from a cardiac arrest at the age of 90.

DEATHDAY 17 August,2020 (Thursday)

Jasraj Family, Relatives and Other Relations

he was born to Pandit Motiram and has two brothers named Pratap Narain Pandit, Pandit Maniram. He is married to Madhura Pandit in 1962, They have a son named Shaarangdev Pandit and a daughter named Durga Jasraj. Her daughter is Singer, Actress, Producer & Host. Sulakshana Pandit and Vijayta Pandit, famous Bollywood actresses are his Nieces.

Life's Important Dates Of Jasraj

Jasraj Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Jasraj was 90 years 6 months & 20 days old age.