Famous ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas passed away

Mumbai: Renowned ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas (73) passed away. He was ill for a long time. The death of Pankaj Udhas was confirmed by his daughter Nayab Udhas. Pankaj Udhas is a singer who has won the hearts of music lovers with evergreen songs like ‘Chitti Aayi Ha’.

Born in a small village called Charkhdi in Gujarat, Pankaj’s love for music was in his blood. His elder brother Manhar Udas has already made his presence in Bollywood. That’s why Pankaj Pinnani, who followed in his brother’s footsteps, gave more importance to ghazals than to singing. The ghazal world started noticing Pankaj with the song Chandi Jaisa Rang Hai Tera Sone Jaise Baal.

Choosing ghazal as a career path, Pankaj’s first move was to learn Urdu. Later flew to Canada. Ten months in Canada and the U. After wandering with Azil and Ghazal, he returns to India later. Pankaj made his debut in 1980 with his first ghazal album Ahat. There was no looking back for Pankaj Udhas. Along with Saigal, Jagjit Singh and Thalat Mohammad, Pankaj has become the face of the Indian ghazal with an unparalleled singing style.

Chupke Chupke, Un Mere Khatka, Saya Banker, Ashikhon Ne, Khutarat, Tuja Raha Hai Toh, Chu Gayi, Maikhane Se, Ek Taraf Uska Gar, Kya Mujse Dosti Karoge, Maikhane Se, Goongat, Peene Walo Suno, Rishte Toothe, Ansu etc. Even today, ghazal lovers are more of a feeling than a song.