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Pandit Jasraj (28 January 1930  – 17 August 2020)[1] was an Indian classical vocalist. His songs were related to Mewati gharana.[2] His musical career lasted for 75 years. He was born in present-day Fatehabad, Haryana.

He was also the founder of schools for Indian classical music in Atlanta, Tampa, Vancouver, Toronto, New York, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Mumbai, and Kerala.[3][4] At age 90, he was teaching some of his international students through Skype.[5][6]

Jasraj died of cardiac arrest on 17 August 2020 while visiting family in the United States in New Jersey, aged 90.[7][8][9]


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  2. Kulkarni, Pranav (15 December 2008). "Pandit Jasraj casts magic spell". The Indian Express. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  3. Watts, Gabbie (27 July 2017). "Sangeetayan Promotes Indian Classical Music In Atlanta". WABE 90.1.
  4. Rele, Nitish (May 2006). "Pandit Jasraj Looks to Enlighten Americans on Indian Music". Khaas Baat. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  5. "Pandit Jasraj on turning 90, teaching music through Skype: 'I don't like when people say woh zamaana achha tha'". Hindustan Times (Interview). Interviewed by Press Trust of India. 28 January 2020. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  6. "Pandit Jasraj feels reality shows have benefited classical music" (Interview). Interviewed by Indo-Asian News Service. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2020 – via Zee News.
  7. "Pandit Jasraj passes away at 90". The Indian Express. 2020-08-17. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  8. "Music legend Pandit Jasraj, recipient of Padma Vibhushan award, passes away at the age of 90". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  9. "Pandit Jasraj Passes Away: people said- 'End of an era'". 17 August 2020. Archived from the original on 16 January 2021. Retrieved 19 August 2020.