Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj’s death on August 17 has saddened the whole nation. Pandit Jasraj passed away at 90 in New Jersey, US where he was living with his students. His body is being brought back to India for last rites.
Pandit Ji’s body will reach Mumbai by tomorrow, his granddaughter Shweta Pandit said on Tuesday.
Talking about Pandit Jasraj, Shweta told Bombay Times, “Dadu’s body is being brought back from New Jersey and will reach Mumbai tomorrow. We need to get some permissions in place for safety during the pandemic. We spoke almost every week in the last six months during the pandemic, since this was the one time when we were all at home. When the pandemic struck, he was in his New Jersey home with his students and he had to stay put there.”
Shweta resides in Florence, Italy with her family. She took to Twitter and posted some pictures with Pandit Jasraj. In the caption, she wrote, “Good bye my precious dadu. So many insanely beautiful memories you have given me.. but i have no words now #RIPPanditJasraj.” Have a look at the post here.
— Shweta Pandit (@ShwetaPandit7) August 17, 2020
The statement released by Pandit Jasraj’s family read, “With profound grief, we inform that Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj ji breathed his last this morning at 5.15 EST due to a cardiac arrest at his home in New Jersey, USA. May Lord Krishna welcome him lovingly through the doors of heaven, where Pandit ji will now sing Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya exclusively just for his beloved Lord. We pray that his soul rests in eternal musical peace. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.”
Rest in peace Pandit Jasraj.