Gujarati ghazal legend Pankaj Udhas dies of Cancer

The President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presenting Padma Shri to renowned ghazal singer Shri Pankaj Keshubhai Udhas, at investiture ceremony in New Delhi on 29 March 2006 Pankaj Udhas cremated with state honours; Close friends and family bid an emotional farewell to the ghazal maestro©

Legendary gujarati ghazal singer Padma Sri Pankaj Udhas passed of cancer away on February 26 in Mumbai. His final journey began from his residence in Mumbai and he was honored with a state salute by the Mumbai Police. His last rites were performed at Mumbai’s Hindu Crematorium and he was cremated around 5pm on February 27. Celebrities like Sonu Nigam, Vidya Balan, Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, and Sunil Gavaskar were spotted at the crematorium, where they paid their last respects to the musical maestro. His daughter broke down in tears during the funeral, which also saw the presence of Pankaj Udhas’ elder brother Manhar Udhas.