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‘A depressing 12 months for the track fraternity’: Tributes pour in for Pandit Bhajan Sopori

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‘Saint of Santoor’ Pandit Bhajan Sopori breathed his closing on June 2 at a Gurugram medical institution at 3.30 pm. The santoor participant, who hailed from Kashmir, was once famend for his far-reaching legacy. His son and santoor participant Abhay Sopori mourned his passing, and stated that this can be a “nice loss for the track box”.

“He was once a perfect human being, a perfect musician, and an excellent stunning father. His legacy is massive, and the footwear are too giant to fill in,” Abhay informed, including that it’s been a “darkish 12 months” for artwork and tradition.

The musician who would have grew to become 74 on June 22, 2022, suffered from colon most cancers and was once sick for 3 weeks within the medical institution. His ailment was once detected closing 12 months. “The illness had unfold to the liver and bones. He was once underneath remedy at Fortis Memorial Analysis Institute (FMRI), Gurugram, since February 2022 and had won chemotherapy, focused treatment and immunotherapy over the past couple of months. He was once admitted to FMRI on Would possibly 18, 2022, after his situation had deteriorated. Regardless of the most efficient efforts of the medical doctors, on the other hand, he succumbed to multi-organ failure these days,” Fortis Memorial Analysis Institute, Gurgaon stated.

The inside track got here as a surprise to the track fraternity,  and lots of artiste mourned his passing away.

“What do I even say…such a lot of musicians. It is a darkish 12 months for the track fraternity. I do know Abhay; hope he can elevate on his custom. Pandit Shivkumar Sharma gave up the ghost a couple of weeks in the past and now Bhajan ji, who was once one of the vital senior musicians. All of the box is getting empty. This is a unhappy segment. Now we have misplaced too many gemstones. I pray for his circle of relatives,” sarod participant Amaan Ali Khan informed

The maestro and famend track composer was once accorded Jammu and Kashmir State lifetime success award in 2016.

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“I’m very sorry to listen to of the passing away of Pandit Bhajan Sopori. He was once no longer just a pretty musician but in addition had a pleasing persona. I will be able to’t fail to remember his pretty smile and track. He went to a long way off puts to accomplish and had a large contribution to the Spic Macay motion. I ship my condolences to his circle of relatives,” stated Dr Kiran Seth, founder, Spic Macay.

He belonged to the Sopori Sufiana Gharana, the standard santoor circle of relatives.

Famend santoor artist Dr Dhananjay Daithankar stated that it’s been a “tricky 12 months for the track box however the legacy of such greats would proceed to be remembered for generations to come back.”

Many additionally shared their condolences on Twitter.

Flesh presser Omar Abdullah wrote, “Very sorry to listen to in regards to the tragic dying of Padma Shri Pandit Bhajan Sopori sahib.An ideal son of the soil, he was once a colossus on the earth of classical Indian track who made the santoor his personal.Would possibly his soul leisure in peace. My condolences to @abhaysopori and the remainder of his circle of relatives.”

Acror Bhasha Sumbli wrote, “This sort of noble, natural & loving soul. Shattering information. Irreparable loss to the arena of track. Om shanti.” Any other one stated, “After Shiv Kumar Sharma, best J&Okay santoor maestro Pandit Bhajan Sopori is not more. Noticed him first when I used to be a kids’s program player at RKS & Bhajan ji was once Tune Manufacturer. Most sensible singers like Shameem Dev are his introduction. Met him, his spouse & son closing time in Srinagar. RIP!”

Durga Jasraj additionally took to the microblogging web site to mourn the loss.

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