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Padma Bhushan Pandit Rajan Mishra passes away due to Covid-19 related complications

He was admitted to Delhi’s St Stephen Hospital after he developed heart complications along with Covid-19, as per reports.

Padma Bhushan Pandit Rajan Mishra passes away due to heart attack

New Delhi: Padma Bhushan Pandit Rajan Mishra of Pandit Rajan Sajan musical group passed away on Sunday due to cardiac arrest after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Rajan Mishra was 70 when he breathed his last at the St. Stephen’s Hospital in Delhi, confirmed his family member. Rajan Mishra was a famous classical singer from ‘Banaras Gharana’ of India. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in the field of art in 2007.

Salim Merchant informed about the demise of Rajan Mishra on Twitter, “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.”

Rajan Mishra gave his first concert in Sri Lanka in 1978 and after that, he performed in many countries around the world including Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, United States, UK, Netherlands, USSR, Singapore, Qatar, and Bangladesh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses grief:

Both Rajan and Sajan Mishra were brothers and vocalists in the ‘khyal style’ of Indian classical music. The duo achieved great fame all over the world. Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra believed that just as the human body is made up of five elements, the seven notes of music ‘Saregamapadhani’ are composed by the sounds of animals and birds.
Their proclaimed works include ‘Bhairav Se Bhairavi Tak’, ‘Bhaktimala’, ‘Durgati Nashini Durga’, ‘Aarti kijai hanuman lala ki’, and more.