The renowned vocalist, Pankaj Udhas, passed away at the age of 72 on Monday, February 26, following an extended illness at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital. Confirming his demise, Pankaj Udhas’s daughter, Nayaab Udhas, conveyed the news via Instagram, expressing deep sorrow over his passing due to a prolonged ailment.

Pankaj Udhas, recognized for his playback singing in Hindi cinema with notable contributions to films like Naam, Saajan, and Mohra, had been grappling with cancer for several months.

 His funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, in Mumbai, marking the final rites for the revered singer.

Singer Sonu Nigam paid tribute to Pankaj Udhas on Instagram, reminiscing about the singer’s significant role in his childhood and expressing eternal gratitude while mourning his loss.

Social media platforms were flooded with condolences from users mourning the loss of Pankaj Udhas, acknowledging his musical legacy and the impact of his soulful compositions.

 Pankaj Udhas rose to prominence in the ghazal music genre during the 1980s, captivating audiences worldwide with his emotive renditions and soul-stirring performances.

Among his most cherished compositions are iconic songs like Chitthi Aayi Hai, Aur Aahista Kijiye Baatein, Jeeye To Jeeye Kaise, and Na Kajre Ki Dhar, reflecting his mastery over ghazals and poetic expression.

Throughout his career, Pankaj Udhas released numerous albums, mesmerizing audiences with his melodious voice and profound lyrics, and received accolades such as the prestigious Padma Shri in 2006 for his invaluable contributions to music.

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