Renowned singer Pankaj Udhas passes away due to prolonged illness; family shares statement

Veteran singer Pankaj Udhas has passed away at the age of 72 due to a prolonged illness as confirmed by his daughter through a heartbreaking note.

Updated on Feb 27, 2024  |  03:13 PM IST |  92.1K
Renowned singer Pankaj Udhas passes away due to prolonged illness; family shares statement
Picture courtesy: Pankaj Udhas Instagram

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In an unfortunate turn of events, the renowned classical singer Pankaj Udhas has died at 72 due to a long illness. His daughter Nayaab Udhas confirmed that he passed away on February 26.

Pankaj Udhas’s daughter shares heartbreaking note of the passing away of veteran singer Pankaj Udhas

Today, on February 26, veteran singer Pankaj Udhas’s daughter Nayaab Udhas took to her Instagram handle to share a heartbreaking note confirming that her father Pankaj Udhas passed away due to a prolonged illness. 

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As per a recent report by India Today, the veteran singer’s team also confirmed the same and shared some more details. “Pankaj Sir was suffering from prolonged illness and wasn't keeping well for the last few days. He died this morning around 11 am at Breach Candy hospital,” his team informed the portal. 

More about the veteran singer Pankaj Udhas

Pankaj Udhas, a famous Indian ghazal singer, enchanted audiences with his heartfelt melodies for many years. He was born on May 17, 1951, in Gujarat and started his musical career early in life. His popularity soared during the 1980s and 1990s.

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Apart from his musical accomplishments, Udhas was recognized for his philanthropic activities, dedicating himself to various charitable endeavors and projects for social betterment. His album Nabeel, released in 1989, emerged as one of his top-selling records. Notably, the first copy of the album was auctioned off for a significant sum of Rs 1 lakh. The money was donated to the Cancer Patients Aid Association, a cause that Udhas passionately supported. He was actively involved with both the Cancer Patients Aid Association and the Parents Thalassemia Unit, dedicating his efforts to helping those in need. 

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During his successful career, Pankaj Udhas brought out several albums and singles that have stood the test of time. Songs like Chitthi Aayi Hai, Aur Ahista, and Jeeye To Jeeye Kaise remain popular among audiences of all ages. Pankaj Udhas has made significant contributions to music and humanitarian causes, leaving a lasting impact on Indian society. His timeless melodies and heartfelt lyrics continue to inspire and resonate with audiences, reflecting his enduring influence on Indian culture.

ALSO READ: WATCH: Priyanka Chopra relishes rainy days in LA while enjoying 'favorite' Pankaj Udhas melody Aur Ahista

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