Santoor maestro Pandit Bhajan Sopori death passes away at 73 due to...

written by Ritika Nath | June 02, 2022

Pandit Bhajan Sopori death: The legendary Santoor maestro and Padma Shree winner, Pandit Bhajan Sopori died on Thursday June 2 in a Gurugram hospital, according to his family. The legendary musician died at the age of 73 after a prolonged illness.. Meanwhile , people are eager to know who was Santoor Maestro Pandit Bhajan Sopori.

Pandit Bhajan Sopori death

Mr. Sopori leaves behind a wife and two boys, Sorabh and Abhay, both of whom play santoor.

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“We lost a really great musician, a great human being and a great father. It’s really hard for me to believe this and imagine my life without him,” his son Abhay Sopori quotedHe added that his father passed away at 3:30 pm and was “ailing in the hospital for the last three weeks”.

“He was suffering from colon cancer. He was 73, and would have celebrated his 74th birthday on June 22.”

Who was Pandit Bhajan Sopori?

Pandit Bhajan Sopori was a musician, composer, musicologist, educator, poet, and writer. Pandit Bhajan Sopori is known as the "Saint of the Santoor" and the "King of Strings," and is regarded as Jammu & Kashmir's cultural bridge to the rest of the country.

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Pandit Bhajan Sopori Awards

He has received several notable accolades for his contributions to Indian music and culture, including the Padma Shri in 2004, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1992, and the Jammu and Kashmir State Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Sopori received his western classical music education at Washington University and his Hindustani music education from his father and grandfather.

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