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Veteran ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas passes away at 72

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Music legend

and

Padmashri winner

Panjaj Udhas took his last breath today. The veteran

ghazal

singer who was knowns for his ghazals like

Chitti Ayi Hai

and

Chandi Jai Rang

passed away due to prolonged illness.

His daughter

Nayaab Udhas

took to Instagram to share the news, she wrote , ” With a very heavy heart, we are saddened to inform of sad demise of Padmashri Pankaj Udhas on 26th February 2024 due to prolonged illness.”

Pankaj Udhas was known for his contributions to Hindi cinema and Indian pop music.

He gained fame with his ghazal album “Aahat” in 1980 and continued with hits like “Mukarar,” “Tarrannum,” and “Mehfil.” His song “Chitthi Aayee Hai” from the film “Naam” became immensely popular. Udhas has received accolades including the Padma Shri in 2006. He passed away at the age of 72.
In 1990, Pankaj Udhas collaborated with Lata Mangeshkar for the duet “Mahiya Teri Kasam” in the film Ghayal, which became a huge hit. In 1994, he sang “Na Kajre Ki Dhar” with Sadhana Sargam for the film Mohra, another popular song. Udhas also contributed as a playback singer in films like Saajan, Yeh Dillagi, Naam, and Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee.

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