Pankaj Udhas funeral: Sonu Nigam, Vishal Bhardwaj, Salim Merchant and others pay last respects

Pankaj Udhas funeral: The legendary ghazal maestro passed away on Monday, February 26 following a prolonged illness. His last rites will be held today at his residence in Mumbai.  Ahead of the funeral, several celebrities arrived to pay their condolences to the bereaved family

Updated On: 2024-02-27 06:07 PM IST

Compiled by : Shachi Chaturvedi

Celebs pay last respects to Pankaj Udhas

Legendary ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas passed away on Monday, February 26 following a prolonged illness. His last rites will be held today at his residence in Mumbai

A Padma Shri recipient, Pankaj Udhas passed away at the age of 72. The news of his demise was confirmed by his family via a statement

Pankaj Udhas' family too reached the funeral site. While confirming the news of the gazal maestro's demise, the family wrote, "With profound sadness, we inform you of the passing of Padmashri Pankaj Udhas on February 26th due to a prolonged illness. -- The Udhas Family"

Pankaj Udhas' daughter Nayaab Udhas was also snapped reaching the funeral site

Musician Shankar Mahadevan was spotted arriving at the house of the singer.  Recalling the Ghazal maestro, Mahadevan told to the media, "He had a positive approach towards everything in life. May God give his family abundant strength to bear this big loss. I am in a state of shock."

Legendary musician Anandji was also clicked as he reached to pay his last respect

Sonu Nigam was also clicked as he reached to pay last respect to the gazal legend. While extending his condolences, Sonu Nigam wrote, "One of the most important part of my childhood, is lost today. Shri Pankaj Udhas ji, I will miss you forever. My heart cries knowing that you are no more. Thank you for being there. Om Shanti"

Ustad Zakir Hussain was spotted arriving at the house of the singer

Former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar was also clicked as he went to attend the funeral

Salim Merchant, who went to attend Pankaj Udhas' funeral, mourned the passing of the singing stalwart, saying, "He entertained us for many years and boosted and enriched our industry through his evergreen ghazals and other songs. He spread the message of love and oneness through his songs."

Vishal Bhardwaj and Rekha Bhardwaj were clicked as they went to pay last respects to the departed soul

Singer Shaan too went to attend Pankaj Udhas' last rites

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