Classical singer Pandit Rajan Mishra (70) of the duo Rajan and Sajan Mishra breathed his last breath at St. Stephen’s Hospital in the capital due to complications from COVID-19. The singer, who had suffered from COVID-19 for a few days, suffered two cardiac arrests on Sunday. The first attack remained on Sunday morning while the second took place in the evening.
Expressing his grief, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter: “I am deeply saddened by the news of Pt. The passing of Rajan Mishra, which has left an important mark in the field of Indian classical music. Belonging to the Benaras Gharana, the death of the classical singer is a major loss for the world of art and culture. My condolences to his family and his fans. “
शास्त्रीय गायन की दुनिया में अपनी अमिट छाप छोड़ने वाले पंडित राजन मिश्र जी के निधन से अत्यंत दुख पहुंचा है। बनारस घराने से जुड़े मिश्र जी का जाना कला और संगीत जगत के लिए एक अपूरणीय क्षति है। शोक की इस घड़ी में मेरी संवेदनाएं उनके परिजनों और प्रशंसकों के साथ हैं। ओम शांति!
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 25 April 2021
Honor recipients Padma Bhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi, the brothers, born and raised in Varanasi belonged to the Benaras singing style, received their initial musical training from their grandfather’s brother, Bade Ram Das Ji Mishra, as well as from their father, Hanuman Prasad. Mishra. They also learned from their uncle – sarangi virtuoso, Gopal Prasad Mishra, and began performing when they were still teenagers.
The duo have performed all over the world, including countries like Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Singapore, Qatar, Bangladesh and Muscat.
Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt said: “Incredibly shocking news… Pt. Rajan Mishra succumbed to Corona and cardiac arrest… such a great loss to the Indian classical music world… lost a true friend… may his soul rest in peace.
Not just those in the musical fraternity, but people from all walks of life have come to forgive his passing. Author Ramachandra Guha wrote on Twitter: “I am saddened to learn of the passing of Rajan Mishra. His music will last.
Singer Adnan Sami said: “Saddened by the news of the disappearance of Pandit Rajan Mishra. He was an incredible classical singer of “Benaras Gharana”. We have tragically lost another legend in the music world to Corona. May he rest in peace. My deepest condolences to the family.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman wrote: “Pandit Rajan Mishra has passed away. Classical music has lost a pillar. Our condolences to his admirers, students, followers and friends. “
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