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Pandit Jasraj

Pandit Jasraj Biography
Name Pandit Jasraj
Birth Name
Known for Legendary Singer known for his contribution to Hindustani classical music. Most prominent singer representing Mewati gharana style of music
Personal Life
Important dates Birthday: 28 January 1930
Important places Birth place: Hisar, Haryana, India
Nationality India
Educational qualifications
Family Father: Pandit Motiram


Siblings: Pandit Muniram

Spouse: Madhura Shantaram

Children: Durga Jasraj, Shaarangdev Pandit

Professional life
Teacher Pandit Pratapnarayan, Pandit Muniram and Maharaja Jaywant Singhji Waghela
Life Pandit Jasraj was born in a family of musicians with a history of over four generations. He was actually taught by his father until the age of three when he passed away. Later, he underwent music education under his elder brother and teacher Pandit Maniram. He also received education later from Maharaja Jaywant Singh Waghela and also with Ustad Gulam Kadar Khan of Mewat Gharana. In addition, he also took training under Swami Vallabhdas of Agra Gharana.

Pandit Jasraj has become one of India’s premier classical vocalists and the most prominent exponent of Mewati Gharana. The highlight of Panditji’s vocalization is his perfect diction, clarity in sur and his extreme tunefulness. One of his greatest contributions to Indian music is the conception of the unique and novel jugalbandhi which was based on the traditional system of moorchanas between a male and a female vocalist. Pandit Jasraj is also known for presenting a wide range of rare ragas like Gyankali, Dhanashree, Abiri Todi, Bhavsakh, Patdeepki and Purba

Achievements and
Padma Vibhushan

Padma Bhushan

Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

Sangeet Kala Ratna

Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award

Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar

Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar

Surer Guru

Swathi Sangeetha Puraskaram

Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship

Marwar Sangeet Ratna Award

Samagana Matanga award

Lesser Known Facts
  1. It is said that in 1960 Pandit Jasraj went to visit Bade Ghulam Ali Khan in a hospital where he was asked to become his disciple. He is believed to have declined the offer since he was already under the tutelage of his elder brother and could not accept his offer
    1. As a means of livelihood early in his life, Pandit Jasraj stared as an accompanying tabla player for his teacher. Since Table players were not given a lot of importance at the time and were considered minor artists, Pandit Jasraj was unhappy with his treatment at the age of 14. He left the profession and vowed not to cut his hair until he learned to sing and became the main artist. He finally cut his hair after getting his first All India Radio performance
    2. In memory of his father, Pandit Jasraj organizes a musical festival on a yearly basis named the Pandit Motiram Sangeet Samaroh in Hyderabad, India
    3. His wife Madhura made a movie called Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj based on his life in 2009

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