Who was Pandit Rajan Mishra?
Pandit Rajan Mishra was born in 1951 in Varanasi. He along with Sajan Mishra received initial musical training from their grandfather’s brother, Bade Ram Das Ji Mishra, and also their father, Hanuman Prasad Mishra, and from his uncle, sarangi virtuoso, Gopal Prasad Mishra, and started performing while they were still in their teens.
Pandit Rajan Mishra’s Death
Classical singer Rajan Mishra has died due to Covid-19 related complications in Delhi on Sunday. He was admitted to Delhi’s St Stephen Hospital for Covid-19 where he suffered two heart attacks on Sunday. He was 70.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled his demise. “I am saddened by the death of Pandit Rajan Mishra ji, who left his indelible mark in the world of classical singing. Mishraji demise, who was associated with the Banaras Gharana, is an irreparable loss to the art and music world. My condolences to his family and fans in this hour of mourning. Om Shanti!,” the PM wrote in Hindi.
Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar also paid a tribute to him. “I came to know that the highly talented classical singer Padma Bhushan Sangeet Natak Akademi award winner Pandit Rajan Mishra ji has passed away. I am very sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family,” she wrote on Twitter.
Salim Merchant wrote, “Heartbreaking news – Padma Bhushan Shri Rajan Mishra ji left us today. He died of Covid in Delhi . He was a renowned classical singer of the Benaras Gharana & was one half of the brother duo pandit Rajan Sajan mishra. My condolences to the Family. Om Shanti.”
Pandit Rajan Mishra Career
Pandit Rajan Mishra belongs to the Banaras style of singing, and he had been performing to audiences all over India and the world for many years. He along with Sajan Mishra gave their first concert abroad, in Sri Lanka in 1978, and soon they went on to perform in many countries across the world including Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, USA, UK, The Netherlands, USSR, Singapore, Qatar, Bangladesh, and Muscat.
Pandit Rajan Mishra Awards
They were awarded the following awards:
- Padma Bhushan in 2007,
- Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, jointly in 1998,
- Gandharwa National Award for 1994–1995
- National Tansen Samman 2011–2012 on 14 December 2012.
Pandit Rajan Mishra FAQ’s
What was Pandit Rajan Mishra Age?
Pandit Rajan Mishra was 70 years old when he passed away today on 25 April 2021
Where was Pandit Rajan Mishra born?
Pandit Rajan Mishra was born in 1951 in Varanasi.
What is Pandit Rajan Mishra‘s Death Reason?
Pandit Rajan Mishra passed away due to covid-19 complications
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