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Encyclopedia > Pandit Jasraj
Pandit Jasraj
Born 28January, 1928
Origin Hissar, Haryana, India
Genre(s) Hindustani classical music,
Mewati Gharana
Occupation(s) Classical Vocalist
Years active 1945 - present
Website http://www.panditjasraj.com/

Pandit Jasraj is a famous Indian Classical vocalist, and a foremost exponent of Hindustani classical music and Mewati Gharana. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... This article is about the year 28. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hissar (also spelled Hisar or Hissarya) is a small resort town in Bulgaria, in Plovdiv Region. ... For the town in Hoshiarpur district, see Hariana. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hindustani Classical Music is an Indian classical music tradition that took shape in northern India in the 13th and 14th centuries AD from existing religious, folk, and theatrical performance practices. ... Mewati Gharana is a historic family tradition of Indian Classical Musicianship that startes in the 16th century. ... Look up Classical in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Hindustani Classical Music is an Indian classical music tradition that took shape in northern India in the 13th and 14th centuries AD from existing religious, folk, and theatrical performance practices. ... Mewati Gharana is a historic family tradition of Indian Classical Musicianship that startes in the 16th century. ...


Born in 1930 in Hissar, Haryana to a musical family. [1] He was awarded India second highest civilian honour, Padma Vibushan in 1999. Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hissar (also spelled Hisar or Hissarya) is a small resort town in Bulgaria, in Plovdiv Region. ... For the town in Hoshiarpur district, see Hariana. ... The Padma Vibhushan is the second highest civilian honor of India. ...

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Biography

Born on 28 janurary, his family is well known for singing in Mewati Gharana style. His father, Pandit Motiramji, died when Jasrajji was quite young. He initiated his singing training from his elder brother, Pandit Maniramji, and later Maharaja Jaywant Singhji Waghela, took him under his tutelage. Mewati Gharana is a historic family tradition of Indian Classical Musicianship that startes in the 16th century. ...


To supply additional means of livelihood, Maniramji took Jasraj as an accompanying Tabla player. But at the age of 14, unhappy with the treatment of an accompanying artist, Jasraj left and vowed not to cut his hair until he had learned to sing. The tabla (Hindi: तब्ला, tablā, Urdu: تبلہ) is a popular Indian percussion instrument used in the classical, popular and religious music of the Indian subcontinent and in Hindustani classical music. ...


He is the recipient of many awards including Padma Vibhushan, Sangeet Martand , Sangeet Kala Ratna, Sangeet Natak Academy Award , Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar, and Dinanath Mangeshkar Award. [2] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Often, it is said that great artists fail to pass on their art form to the next generation. However, Pandit Jasraj has a large student following and has thus ensured longevity for his style of singing. Sadhana Sargam is one of the most famous singers of Bollywood among his disciples. Genre(s) Playback singing, Indian classical, Devotional Occupation(s) Singer Instrument(s) Vocalist Voice type(s) Sweet, Melodious Years active 1982-current Sadhana Sargam (Marathi:साधना सरगम, Tamil:சாதனா சர்கம்) is one of the top Indian playback singers. ...


Jasraj and his wife Madhura (daughter of V. Shantaram), have a son, Sharang Dev, and a daughter, Durga Jasraj, a Bollywood actress. Composers Jatin-Lalit are Jasrajji's nephews. V. Shantaram, renowned Indian filmmaker, was born Rajaram Vankudre, in the then princely state of Kolhapur, on November 18, 1901. ... Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi-language film industry in India. ... Jatin and Lalit are musicians who compose music primarily for the soundtracks of Bollywood movies. ...


Awards

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See Also

Mewati Gharana is a historic family tradition of Indian Classical Musicianship that startes in the 16th century. ...

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