Pankaj Udhas death

Pankaj Udhas Death: News

About Pankaj Udhas

‘Ghazal King’ Pankaj Udhas death news: he died at 72 after a chronic illness. Here’s what you all need to know about this gem of the Indian music industry.

About Pankaj Udhas

Udhas was a highly famous Indian Ghazal singer. Born on 17 May 1951 in Gujarat, India, he was one of the well-known figures in the world of ghazal music. Additionally, Udhas was also known as the ‘Ghazal King’. Furthermore, he made remarkable contributions to the Indian music industry. Consequently, Ghazal King, Pankaj Udhas died on 26 February 2024.

Udhas Musical Career

Pankaj Career

Pankaj Udhas was an Indian Ghazal and playback singer who was known for his works in Hindi cinema and the Indian pop industry. Initially, he started his career with the release of a Ghazal album named ‘Aahat’. Subsequently, he gave many hits to the Hindi cinema industry. Some of them are very popular like ‘Chandi Jaisa Rang Hai Tera’, ‘Jeeye To Jeeye Kaise’, ‘Na Kajre Ki Dhar’, and many more. Additionally, he sang a song for Mahesh Bhatt’s film ‘Naam’. Subsequently, the song ‘Chitthi Aayee Hai’ became an immediate hit. Furthermore, Legend performed many live concerts around the world. As a result, he gained fame and became famous.

In addition, in 2006, Pankaj Udhas was awarded Padma Shri. Furthermore, his work has been famous both in India and internationally, creating an emotional connection with the audience. Therefore, listen to all Pankaj Udhas songs.

Achievement of King Udhas

Year Award
1985 K..L. Saigal Award for the best Ghazal singer of the year
1990 Outstanding Young Person’s Awards
1993 Giants International Award
1994 Radio Lotus Awards, South Africa
1994 Honorary Citizenship of Lubbock Texas, USA
1996 Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award
1998 Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award by the American Academy of Artists in Atlantic City
1998 Indian Arts Awards Gala
1999 USA Awards for Extraordinary, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan
2002 Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
2002 Award for Music Excellence, Mumbai
2003 Dadabhai Naoroji Millenium Awards
2003 Special Achievement Awards at the Bollywood Music Awards
2003 MTV Immies Awards
2006 Kalakar Awards at Kolkata
2006 Padma Shree

Udhas Family

Legend comes from a musical family, his parents’ names were Keshubai Udhas and Jituben Udhas. He was the younger one of the three siblings. Pankaj Udhas later moved to Mumbai with his family. Additionally, he attended St. Xavier’s College. Moreover, he completed his education in Mumbai before starting his musical career. Not only that, Pankaj Udhas wife, Farida Udhas, has been his support system till his last breath. Daughters Nayaab and Reva Udhas, and brothers Nirmal and Manhar Udhas. And brothers also connected with the music industry. Manhar Udhas, the older brother of Pankaj Udhas, was a stage actor who helped him to get his start in music.

Pankaj Udhas family maintains a certain level of privacy and detailed information is not available to the public. From the data recorded in 2023, his net worth is predicted around $100,000 and $1.5 million. You can read more stories like this at

Pankaj Udhas Death News

Legendary Ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas was one of the famous Indian singers. However, he died in Mumbai due to chronic illness, at the age of 72.

His daughter, Nayaab Udhas revealed Pankaj Udhas death news in an Instagram post.

'Ghazal King' Pankaj Udhas Death post

Condolences for Pankaj Udhas

According to the reports, Pankaj Udhas died around 11 AM at the Breach Candy Hospital. The family will perform his last rites on Tuesday. Furthermore, she wrote in the post, “It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Padma Shri Pankaj Udhas on February 26, 2024, after a long battle with illness.”

Additionally, numerous leading singers and songwriters took to social media to express their condolences for Pankaj Udhas’s death. In addition, among celebrities, Shaan, Vidya Balan, Anoop Jalota, Sunil Gavaskar, Papon, Vishal Bhardwaj, and Rekha Bhardwaj also paid their last respects to the late singer.

Sonu Nigam, The fan sadly stated that he would forever miss the singer. Furthermore, he acknowledged that the passing had resulted in the loss of a significant part of his childhood.

Singer AdnanSami shared a note for late singer Pankaj Udhas on Instagram. He wrote, “Today, I’m at a loss for words. All I can say is “Goodbye dear Pankaj Ji…Thank you for lending your music towards my childhood memories…”
May he rest in peace. My deepest Condolences to his family…His music will live till the end of times…🙏

Furthermore, Shankar Mahadevan shared fond memories of his time with Pankaj Udhas. In contrast, Zakir Hussain reminisced about the late singer’s musical talents and expressed his condolences to the family. Overall, both musicians emphasized the impact Pankaj Udhas had on the music industry and how he will be dearly missed.

The latest reports in Indian Express have confirmed the news

'Ghazal King' Pankaj Udhas Death Pics

May the legendary ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas’s soul rest in peace🙏.