Pankaj Udhas Passes Away At 72; Daughter Reveals The Reason Of His Demise

Pankaj Udhas Passes Away

In what came as one of the most heartbreaking news from the showbiz industry, legendary singer Pankaj Udhas is no more with us. The iconic singer breathed his last on February 26 . He was 72. The news of Pankaj Udhas' demise was confirmed by his daughter in an emotional post.

Taking to Instagram account, Pankaj Udhas' daughter Nayab Udhas revealed that she died of a prolonged illness. She wrote, "With a very heavy heart, we are saddened to inform you of the sad demise of Padmashri Pankaj Udhas on 26th February 2024 due to a prolonged illness. Udhas Family". According to media reports, he was hospitalised for a week in Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital.

Check out Nayab Udhas' post:

For the uninitiated, Pankaj Udhas has been one of the iconic ghazal singers of the country and has given us several iconic numbers including Chitthi aayi hai from Naam, Aaj Phir Tumpe from Dayavan, Jeeye To Jeeye Kaise from Saajan etc. He was conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award in 2006.

Ever since the news of Pankaj Udhas' demise has surfaced, several celebs took to social media to offer condolences. Taking to the comment section of Nayab Udhas' post, Ahana Kumra wrote, "I'm so sorry to hear this. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti".

On the other hand, bhajan singer Anup Jalota shared pics with the late ghazal singer on the micro-blogging site Twitter (now X) and wrote, "Shocking.... Music legend & my Friend #PankajUdhas passes away. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his Family and loved ones during this difficult time."

Director Anil Sharma also mourned Pankaj Udhas' demise and wrote, "It's highly shocking n sad .. to hear about #pankajudhas ji .. ek sundar sureeli aawaz aur ek behad Achche insaan alvida kaha gaye duniya se .. ishwar unki aatma shanti aur parivaar ko iss apar dukh ko Shane ki shakti de .. RIP".

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