Mortal Remains Of Pandit Jasraj To Reach Mumbai Today

New Delhi: The mortal remains of the iconic classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj, who died at 90 in the US, will arrive at his Mumbai residence for darshan and puja on Wednesday afternoon.

Several people gathered at the Highland Funeral Home in New Jersey to pay last respects to the music maestro.

“As our nation mourns the death of the legend, we are making sure to assist the family to take back the mortal remains to India, so that he can be put to rest in the best possible manner,” Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General New York, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Pandit Jasraj was in the United States when the COVID-19-induced lockdown was enforced across India and he chose to stay back.

Following the demise of Pandit Jasraj, a statement by his daughter Durga Jasraj said:

“With profound grief, we inform, that Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj Ji breathed his last this morning at 5:15 am EST due to a cardiac arrest, a home in New Jersey, USA. May Lord Krishna welcome him lovingly through the doors of heaven, where Pandit Ji will now sing Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya exclusively just for his beloved Lord.”

“We pray that his soul rests in eternal musical peace. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Pandit Jasraj ji’s family, and the students of Mewati Gharana.”

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