Veteran Indian Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj breathed his last on August 17. He was 90 and died of cardiac arrest at his home in New Jersey, US. Everyone from President Ram Nath Kovind to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and celebrities from the Indian music industry to other B’Town celebs paid their tributes to him. Now, even Binaifer Kohli recalls late Pandit Jasraj.
Offering her condolences, producer Binaifer Kohli recalled the time she met Pandit Jasraj on his 88th birthday. The late music maestro was a big fan of her show “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!”, and his daughter, Durga Jasraj, had planned to surprise him by inviting the cast to join the celebration. It was an honor for the team of “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!” too. Rekha Gaur Rohitashv Gour, Deepesh Bhan, writer Purnendu Shekhar, writer Manoj Santoshi are seen in the photograph besides Ace producer Benaifer Kohli.
Binaifer Kohli recalls late Pandit Jasraj:
She posted a pic from that meeting on her Instagram handle and wrote, “RIP India’s respected music legend. Respected Shri Pandit Jasraj Ji loved our show ‘Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!’. We were called to his birthday as a surprise. What an honor. He narrated his favorite scenes from our show. We are blessed.” Binaifer shared that she learned to be the young heart from Pandit Jasraj Ji and expressing her grief on his demise, she said, “It was very saddening to hear the news of his demise. We lost a great artist. Our condolences to the family.”
In a career spanning of over eight decades, the late music maestro enthralled the audience with many of his stage performances. He was a recipient of the Padma Shri – India’s fourth-highest civilian award. He was conferred with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1987 and Padma Bhushan in 1999. Jasraj even received the Padma Vibhushan – India’s second-highest civilian award – in 2000.
So, this is how Binaifer Kohli recalls late Pandit Jasraj on his birthday. Tell us your thoughts through the comments below. Stay tuned to Bollywood Hush for the latest news and updates on your favorite celebrities from the entertainment industry.