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PM Modi Mourns the Demise of Legendary Singer Pankaj Udhas

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed heartfelt condolences over the demise of renowned ghazal and playback singer Pankaj Udhas. Reflecting on his interactions with Udhas, the Prime Minister hailed him as a stalwart of Indian music, whose melodies resonated across generations.

In a tribute posted on social media platform X, PM Modi expressed sorrow over the loss of Udhas, whose singing evoked a myriad of emotions and whose ghazals connected directly with the soul. Udhas, with his timeless melodies, carved a niche for himself in the realm of Indian music, leaving an indelible mark on listeners worldwide.

“Recalling various encounters with the legendary singer over the years, PM Modi emphasized Udhas’s unparalleled contribution to the music industry. His departure, Modi lamented, has created a void that cannot be filled, leaving behind a profound sense of loss among music enthusiasts and admirers”.

Pankaj Udhas, born on May 17, 1951, captivated audiences with his ghazals and playback singing. His journey in music began with the release of his debut ghazal album “Aahat” in 1980, followed by a string of successful albums like “Mukarar,” “Tarrannum,” and “Mehfil.” Udhas’s collaboration with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt for the film “Naam” catapulted him to further fame, with his song “Chitthi Aayee Hai” becoming an instant sensation.

Pankaj Udhas’s illustrious career saw him receive accolades, including the prestigious Padma Shri in 2006, India’s fourth-highest civilian award. His brothers, Nirmal Udhas and Manhar Udhas, also found success as singers, further highlighting the Udhas family’s musical legacy.

As the nation mourns the loss of a musical maestro, Prime Minister Modi extends his deepest sympathies to Udhas’s family and admirers, praying for solace during this difficult time. The passing of Pankaj Udhas marks the end of an era in Indian music, yet his timeless melodies will continue to echo in the hearts of music lovers for generations to come.

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