Pandit Bhajan Sopori passes away after prolonged illness : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

Santoor maestro Bhajan Sopori handed away on June 2 after prolonged illness. The 73-12 months-previous is survived by his spouse and two sons, Sourabh and Abhay who’re additionally santoor gamers.

Pandit Bhajan Sopori passes away after prolonged illness

Pandit Bhajan Sopori passes away after prolonged illness

Pandit Bhajan Sapori gave his first public efficiency in 1953, on the age of 5. He discovered western classical music from Washington University & Hindustani from his grandfather S.C. Sopori and father Shambhoo Nath. The Indian instrumentalist hailed from ancestral lineage of Santoor specialists from the Kashmir Valley.

He has even taught music at Washington University, US. Furthermore, he ran a music academy known as SaMaPa (Sopori Academy for Music and Performing Arts), which aimed toward selling Indian classical music. It went on to win the State Government Dogri Award after the academy actively contributed to the society in some ways together with utilizing music remedy for prisoners.

Bhajan Sopori was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1992 and the Padma Shri in 2004. In 2009, he was honoured with the Baba Allaudin Khan Award. He was additionally awarded the M N Mathur award in 2011 for his contribution to Indian classical music and Jammu and Kashmir State lifetime achievement award.

We at Bollywood Hungama prolong our heartfelt condolences to the musician’s household.

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