(The Gist of PIB) Pandit Jasraj

(The Gist of PIB) Pandit Jasraj


Pandit Jasraj

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Pandit Jasraj. He was 90. 


  • Pandit Jasraj (born 1930) was an Indian classical vocalist, belonging to the Mewati gharana.
  • He has been awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship (2010), Padma Vibhushan (2000) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1987).
  • Jasraj created a novel form of jugalbandi called Jasrangi that is styled on the ancient system of moorchhana, between a male and a female vocalist, who each sing different ragas at the same time.
  • In 2019, a minor planet (Asteroid 300128) between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter was named after Pandit Jasraj.
  • Pandit Jasraj has also lent vocals to Oscar winning movie 'Life of Pi'.


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