Pandit Jasraj Biography
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Pandit Jasraj was an Indian old style vocalist and was related with Mewati Gharana. In his 80 years of profession, he gave a few exhibitions of old style and semi-old style vocals. He has shown music in and outside India, for example, Canada and the US. He passed on August 17, 2020, at his home in New Jersy, USA, because of heart failure.
Pandit Jasraj: Birth, Early life and Family
Pandit Jasraj was conceived on January 28, 1930, in a town Pili Mandori in Haryana to a prominent old style vocalist Pandit Motiram. His dad kicked the bucket on the day when he was to be named as the state artist in the court of Mir Osman Ali Khan. At the hour of his dad’s passing, Jasraj was 4 years of age. Pandit Jasraj’s senior sibling Pandit Pratap Narayan and his oldest sibling Pandit Maniram were performer and vocalist individually.
Pandit Jasraj spent his underlying days in Hyderabad and ventured out to Gujarat to consider music with different performers of Mewati Gharana. He performed for the Thakur Sahib of Sanand, Maharaj Jaywant Singh Waghela. In the year 1946, he moved to Calcutta (Kolkata) and started singing old style music for radio.
Pandit Jasraj: Personal Life
Pandit Jasraj: Career
Jasraj was shown vocal music by his dad at an early age and was later prepared as a Tabla craftsman by his sibling Pandit Pratap Narayan. Jasraj frequently went with his sibling Maniram in his independent vocal exhibitions. Begum Akhtar motivated Jasraj to seek after Indian traditional music as his profession.
Jasraj repudiated Table and at a young age of 14, began his preparation as a vocalist. At 22 years old, he gave a presentation as a vocalist in the court of King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah of Nepal in Kathmandu. This was his first stage execution in the year 1952.
Pandit Jasraj got preparing as an old style vocalist from his sibling Pandit Maniram then from Jaiwant Singh Waghela who was a vocalist and a beenkar and in conclusion from Gulam Qadir Khan who was related with Mewati Gharana. He was likewise prepared under Swami Vallabhdas Damulji related with Agra Gharana.
Pandit Jasraj: Awards and Recognitions
1-In 1975, he got Padma Shri, fourth most elevated non military personnel grant in India.
2-In 1987, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, most elevated Indian acknowledgment to the rehearsing specialists.
3-In 1990, he got Padma Bhushan, third-most elevated non military personnel grant in India.
4-In 2000, he was given Padma Vibhushan, second most noteworthy regular citizen grant in India.
5-In 2008, he got Swathi Sangeetha Puraskaram, the most elevated respect for artists given by Kerala State Government.
6-In 2010, he was granted Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, authoritatively known as Sangeet Natak Akademi Ratna Sadasya, is an Indian respect for the performing expressions introduced by Sangeet Natak Akademi. It is “the most esteemed and uncommon respect” gave by the Akademi and is limited to 40 people at some random time.
7-In 2012, he got the Pu La Deshpande lifetime accomplishment grant. P.L. Deshpande was a Marathi essayist and a comedian from Maharashtra.
8-In 2013, he was granted Bharat Ratna Bhimsen Joshi Classical Music Life Achievement Award. Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi was an Indian vocalist from Karnataka.
9-In 2014, he got Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement. Sumitra Charat Ram was a prominent Indian expressions benefactor.
10-In 2014, he got the Marwar Sangeet Ratna Award. The Sangeet Ratna Award is given by Government of Uttar Pradesh in the memory of Ustad Bismillah Khan.
11-In the year 2016, he was granted Gangubai Hangal Lifetime Achievement Award initiated by Gangubai Hangal Sangeet Mahotsav Samiti.
12-In 2006, Asteroid 300128 was found by cosmologists with the Mount Lemmon Survey and was named in his respect Panditjasraj.
13-He was given Sangeet Kala Ratna, prior known as Hamsa Award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
14-Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award was a notable Marathi theater entertainer, Natya Sangeet artist and a Hindustani old style vocalist.
15-Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar.
Pandit Jasraj: Death
Pandit Jasraj Died on August 17, 2020, at his home in New Jersy, USA, because of heart failure.
Pandit Jasraj: Songs
1-Hamarao Dhan Radha
2 Shiv Mantra
4-Vaada Tumse Hain Vaada
5-Mangal Kaamna Matra
6-Om Namo Bhagwate
7-Shubh Laabh Mantra
10-Hare Krishna Hare Rama
11-Shri Radha-Krishna Stuti
12-Shri Krishna Mantra
14-Pradnya Vardan Mantra