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PM Modi, top Union ministers, UP CM mourn loss of ‘beacon of Indian music’

PM Modi, top Union ministers, UP CM mourn loss of 'beacon of Indian music'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his deep condolences on the demise of ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas, calling him the “beacon of Indian music”. The PM highlighted Udhas’ contribution to music and the impact of his soulful melodies on generations. Udhas passed away in Mumbai at the age of 72 after battling cancer.

PM Modi shared his sentiments on Twitter, saying, “We mourn the loss of Pankaj Udhas Ji, whose singing conveyed a range of emotions and whose Ghazals spoke directly to the soul. He was a beacon of Indian music, whose melodies transcended generations.” The PM acknowledged the void left by Udhas in the music world and offered his condolences to the family and fans.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also expressed their condolences in Hindi, praising Udhas’ melodious voice and the impact of his ghazals on listeners. Their heartfelt tributes reflected the deep sorrow felt by the music industry and fans at the loss of a legend. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also offered his prayers for the departed soul.

Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, paid tribute to Udhas, highlighting the singer’s four-decade-long career that enriched the music industry with memorable gazals. Thakur acknowledged Udhas’ contribution to Indian music and expressed his condolences to the family, friends, and followers of the late singer. The music world mourns the loss of a maestro whose legacy will live on through his timeless melodies.


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