Classical singer Rajan Mishra has died due to Covid-19 in Delhi on Sunday. He was admitted to Delhi’s St Stephen Hospital after he developed heart complications along with Covid-19, as per reports.
Belonging to the Benaras gharana, Pandit Rajan Mishra, along with brother Sajan Mishra have performed for both Indian and global audiences for decades now. Born in 1951, Rajan Mishra was born and brought up in Varanasi. Along with his brother, he received his musical training under his father Hanuman Prasad Mishra, their grandfather’s brother Bade Ram Das Ji Mishra, and their uncle, sarangi virtuoso, Gopal Prasad Mishra.
Singer and composer Salim Merchant took to his Twitter and paid tribute. He tweeted, “Heartbreaking news – Padma Bhushan Shri Rajan Mishra ji left us today. He died of Covid in Delhi . He was a renowned classical singer of the Benaras Gharana & was one half of the brother duo pandit Rajan Sajan mishra. My condolences to the Family. Om Shanti.”
Heartbreaking news – Padma Bhushan Shri Rajan Mishra ji left us today. He died of Covid in Delhi . He was a renowned classical singer of the Benaras Gharana & was one half of the brother duo pandit Rajan Sajan mishra.— salim merchant (@salim_merchant) April 25, 2021
My condolences to the Family🙏
Om Shanti 🙏
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the death of classical singer Rajan Mishra in Delhi on Sunday. “I am saddened by the death of Pandit Rajan Mishra ji, who left his indelible mark in the world of classical singing. Mishraji demise, who was associated with the Banaras Gharana, is an irreparable loss to the art and music world. My condolences to his family and fans in this hour of mourning. Om Shanti!” the Prime Minister’s tweet
शास्त्रीय गायन की दुनिया में अपनी अमिट छाप छोड़ने वाले पंडित राजन मिश्र जी के निधन से अत्यंत दुख पहुंचा है। बनारस घराने से जुड़े मिश्र जी का जाना कला और संगीत जगत के लिए एक अपूरणीय क्षति है। शोक की इस घड़ी में मेरी संवेदनाएं उनके परिजनों और प्रशंसकों के साथ हैं। ओम शांति!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 25, 2021