With the passing of Pandit Jasraj, a voice of sublime beauty and spirituality fell silent, leaving a silence that has left millions of music lovers private, said Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
In a letter to Madhura, the wife of Pandit Jasraj, Gandhi expressed his condolences and said that the whole nation was mourning “with you at this time of mourning”.
Pandit Jasraj brought harmony, peace, melody and comfort to our lives as we listened captivated and enchanted by his renditions of khayals, thumri and bhajans, each with their unique musical genius and ability to communicate to their audience their own. understanding of divine and eternal truths, ”Gandhi said.
Pandit Jasraj (1930-2020): From the top of the pantheon, he introduced classical music to everyone
His warm relationship with his audience, his warm and wide heart, gave that extra dimension to his music, which made us all want to listen to him over and over again, the congressman said in the letter dated August 18.
“With the passing of Pandit Jasraj, a voice of sublime beauty and spirituality fell silent, leaving a silence that has left millions of music lovers, including myself deprived,” she said. .
“We must thank Pandit Jasraj for so generously blessing our country and our culture throughout his long and rich life; and that we have the precious legacy of his music forever – a legacy that your children and all the disciples he inspired will continue with devotion, ”said Gandhi.
Indian dean of classical music Pandit Jasraj died of cardiac arrest at his New Jersey home on Monday. He was 90 years old.
The classical singer, who breathed life into the most complex ragas and kept audiences spellbound with his art, has left behind a rich legacy spanning more than eight decades.
He is survived by his wife Madhura, his son Shaarang Dev Pandit and his daughter Durga Jasraj, both musicians.