Sonu Nigam, Anup Jalota and more react to Pankaj Udhas' death

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Aarna Zahir
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Veteran ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas is being remembered by artists across Bollywood including Sonu Nigam
Veteran ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas is being remembered by artists across Bollywood including Sonu Nigam

Veteran ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas passed away on February 26 after suffering from prolonged illness. Now the Indian music community is paying him their respects, led by singers Sonu Nigam, and Anup Jalota.

Sharing a photo of the Chitthi Aayi Hai vocalist on Instagram, Sonu worte, "One of the most important part of my childhood, is lost today. Shri Pankaj Udhas ji, I will miss you forever. My heart cries knowing that you are no more. Thank you for being there. Om Shanti."

Anup Jalota, meanwhile, took to X to remember Udhas, writing, "Shocking.... Music legend & my Friend #PankajUdhas passes away. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his Family and loved ones during this difficult time."

Tributes for Udhas flowed in not only from musicians, but also actors and other celebrities who are fans of the ghazal maestro. Actors Manoj Bajpayee and Manoj Josh also shared their sadness over the legend’s demise.

Taking to X, Manoj Bajpayee, "Saddening!!! Rest in peace Pankaj udhas ji ! Had the privilege of listening to you and getting mesmerised by the sweet texture of your voice and Sur ! Om Shanti, great artist, great human."

"Pained by the demise of Pankaj Udhas Ji, a legendary figure in the world of music. His passing leaves a void that will be hard to fill. My heartfelt condolences to his family, disciples and countless admirers," wrote Vivah star Manoj Joshi in a tweet on X.

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Pankaj Udhas died in Breach Candy hospital Mumbai after prolonged illness. His daughter Nayaab Udhas released a statement, which read: "With a very heavy heart, we are saddened to inform you of the sad demise of Padmashri Pankaj Udhas on 26th February due to a prolonged illness. Udhas family."