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Anup Jalota sad and shattered by buddy Pankaj Udhas' passing




Anup Jalota sad and shattered by buddy Pankaj Udhas' passing

Renowned singer Anup Jalota expressed shock and sadness at the untimely demise of his close friend and elder brother, Pankaj Udhas. The two had been friends for over 45 years, bonding over their love for music despite coming from different cultural backgrounds.

Born in a wealthy landlord family from Jetpur, Pankaj Udhas was known for his simplicity, humility, and generosity. Jalota recalled an incident where Udhas organized special music concerts to raise funds and gift his guru a house, which his guru considered the most sincere ‘Guru-Dakshina’ ever received.

Pankaj Udhas was admired for his simple yet powerful singing style that resonated with audiences. He was also known for his professionalism and dedication to his work, always arriving on time for performances and recordings. Jalota praised Udhas for never trying to overshadow others while performing together, leading to a strong and supportive bond between them.


Together, Pankaj Udhas and Anup Jalota toured the world, captivating audiences with their music. They shared a passion for promoting classical music styles like Ghazals and Bhajans, leading to the creation of the ‘Khazana Ghazal Festival’ 20 years ago. Jalota vowed to continue the initiative in Udhas’ memory, nurturing young talent and keeping the traditions of Ghazal-Bhajan singing alive.

As Jalota mourns the loss of his dear friend, Pankaj Udhas, he reflects on the memories and music they shared, vowing to carry forward their dream project for as long as he can. The legacy of Pankaj Udhas lives on through his music and the impact he had on the world of music.


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