Pandit Jasraj, the mine of suros, may not be among us today, but he will always exist in the universe as the inferior planet discovered on November 11, 2006 or Minor Planet 2006 VP32 (number-300128). The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named it ‘Pandit Jasraj’. Inherited planets are called such celestial objects that orbit the sun in the solar system, but they are neither large enough to be called planets or dwarf planets nor do they fall under the category of comets. The organization named the inferior planetary center records the names and orbits of such inferior planets. Let us tell you that about 5 lakh such minor planets have been registered so far. Most of these are found in the asteroid circle of the solar system.
He died of a heart attack on August 17 in New Jersey, USA, after spreading his waves in the music world for 8 decades. He was living in America for the last few years. During his lifetime, he received tremendous fame and many honors abroad. The last time was presented at the Sankatmochan temple in Kashi. He was given the title of Raja of Raas by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Very few people know that Pandit Jasraj learned classical music only after taking inspiration from Begum Akhtar.
Born on 29 January 1930 in Hisar, Haryana, Jasraj was related to the Mewati Gharana. is. He was raised by his elder brother Pandit Maniram after losing his father at the age of just four. Jasraj has taught music in India, Canada and the US. He went on to sing only for Guinchuni films in Bollywood, the first of which was for V Shantaram’s film ‘Girl Sahayardi Ki’, in which he sang Raag Ahir Bhairav as a playback singer. It was composed by Vasant Desai. His second song was for the 1975 film Birbal My Brother. It was composed by Shyam Prabhakar. Jugalbandi was heard in the raja Malakon of Jasraj and Bhimsen Joshi. He then sang a romantic song for the film 1920. The song was composed by Adnan Sami.
He once said in an interview to the BBC that it is very difficult to say how many breaths to take, how many programs to do. In this interview, he even said that he has no contribution in the field of music. He said that where I sing, I did nothing. I am just a medium. He had given God and his elder brother a big reason for this long journey and all the achievements. He said that many times he starts to sing by singing. On that day those who listen to him say that you have seen God today.
Jasraj, who started training as a singer at the age of just 14, was also associated with radio for many years. He then performed his first stage as a singer at the age of 22. He did many new experiments in meditation singing. Jasraj devised a novel form of Jugalbandi, called ‘Jasrangi’, in the style of the ancient system of ‘mooching’ which consists of a male and a female singer who sing different ragas at one time . Jasraj is also remembered as popularizing semi-classical music styles.
He received the honor
- Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement
- Marwar Sangeet Ratna Award
- Sangeet Natak Academy Fellowship
- Swati Sangeeta Puraskaram
- Padma Vibhushan
- Sangeet Natak Academy Award
- Padma Shri
- Music black gems
- Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award
- Lata Mangeshkar Award
- Maharashtra Gaurav Award