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Pankaj Udhas, best known for his patriotic song 'Chitthi Aayi Hai', is no more

Written by  Annesha Barua -- February 26th 2024 04:20 PM
Pankaj Udhas, best known for his patriotic song 'Chitthi Aayi Hai', is no more

Pankaj Udhas, best known for his patriotic song 'Chitthi Aayi Hai', is no more

PTC News Desk: Renowned veteran singer Pankaj Udhas, aged 73, passed away on the morning of February 26. His team confirmed the news, stating that he had been battling a prolonged illness and had been unwell for the past few days. He breathed his last around 11 am at Breach Candy Hospital, as disclosed to media.

In a heartfelt statement, his daughter, Nayaab Udhas, conveyed the family's grief, announcing, "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. Udhas family (sic)."


Pankaj Udhas was a stalwart in the realm of Indian ghazal singing, captivating audiences with his soulful renditions for decades. Born on May 17, 1951, in Gujarat, he embarked on his musical journey at a tender age, rising to prominence during the 1980s and 1990s.

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Throughout his illustrious career, Udhas released numerous albums and singles, many of which have attained the status of timeless classics. His melodious hits like 'Chitthi Aayi Hai', 'Aur Ahista', and 'Jeeye To Jeeye Kaise' continue to resonate with listeners across generations.

ਮਸ਼ਹੂਰ ਗਜ਼ਲ ਗਾਇਕ ਪੰਕਜ ਉਦਾਸ ਦਾ ਹੋਇਆ ਦੇਹਾਂਤ

ਮਸ਼ਹੂਰ ਗਜ਼ਲ ਗਾਇਕ ਪੰਕਜ ਉਦਾਸ ਦਾ ਹੋਇਆ ਦੇਹਾਂਤ ਲੰਬੀ ਬਿਮਾਰੀ ਦੇ ਚੱਲਦੇ 72 ਸਾਲ ਦੀ ਉਮਰ ’ਚ ਲਏ ਆਖਰੀ ਸਾਹ #Musiclegend #PankajUdhas #passesaway #Bollywood #LatestNews #PTCNews Posted by PTC News on Monday, February 26, 2024

Not only celebrated for his musical prowess, but Pankaj Udhas also endeared himself to many through his philanthropic endeavors, leaving an indelible mark on Indian culture. His legacy lives on through his timeless melodies and profound lyrics, continuing to inspire audiences even beyond his earthly presence.

Pankaj Udhas, the celebrated Indian ghazal singer, has enchanted audiences with his soul-stirring performances spanning decades. Born on May 17, 1951, in Gujarat, he embarked on his musical odyssey at a tender age, ultimately ascending to prominence during the 1980s and 1990s.

In addition to his musical prowess, Udhas was renowned for his philanthropic initiatives, actively championing charitable causes and social welfare endeavors. Notably, in 1989, he released the album 'Nabeel', a stellar success in his discography. The first copy of this album was auctioned, fetching an impressive sum of Rs 1 lakh, which was generously donated to the Cancer Patients Aid Association. Throughout his career, Udhas remained committed to supporting organizations like the Cancer Patients Aid Association and the Parents Thalassemia Unit.

His repertoire boasts numerous albums and singles, many of which have attained the status of timeless classics. Songs like 'Chitthi Aayi Hai', 'Aur Ahista', and 'Jeeye To Jeeye Kaise' continue to resonate with listeners across generations, serving as a testament to his enduring musical legacy.

Pankaj Udhas's impact extends beyond the realm of music, with his humanitarian efforts leaving an indelible mark on Indian society. Through his timeless melodies and profound lyrics, he continues to inspire audiences, enriching the cultural tapestry of India.

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(Inputs from agencies)

 

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