Happy Birthday Pankaj Udhas: Pankaj Udhas earned Name from the song 'Chithi Aayi ..', the story of Padma Shri award is also interesting
Veteran and famous ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas celebrates his birthday on May 17, winning millions of hearts with his beautiful voice. Pankaj Udhas is not only known for Ghazals but also for his best songs.
Famous Ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas celebrates his birthday on May 17, winning millions of hearts with his beautiful voice. Pankaj Udhas is not only known for Ghazals but also for his best songs. He has won the hearts of the audience with his brilliant voice in many Bollywood film songs. On the occasion of birthday, we introduce you to the special things related to Pankaj Udhas.
Pankaj Udhas was born on 17 May 1951 in Jaitpur, Gujarat. He was the youngest of three brothers. Both his elder brothers Manhar and Nirmal Udhas were famous singers. These two brothers started singing in the Udhas family. After this, Pankaj Udhas also followed the footsteps of his brothers and started singing. He taught tabla for four years from Sangeet Natya Academy, Rajkot. After this, Pankaj Udhas taught the nuances of classical music singing from Master Navrang.
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Pankaj Udhas got his first chance in Bollywood from the 1972 film Kaamna. On the advice of composer Usha Khanna, she was given the opportunity to sing in this film. The film was a flop but Pankaj Udhas's song was highly praised. But he got his real identity from the song 'Chithi Aayi Hai' from the 1986 film Sanam Dutt's film 'Naam'. He has since lent his spiritual voice to many films. Apart from this, he has also recorded many albums. Also sung the best ghazal. Padmashree Pankaj Udhas has given a new height to Indian music.
Pankaj Udhas was awarded the Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian honor, in 2006 at the hands of the then President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam for his outstanding work. When Pankaj was announced to be given this honor, he had no idea about it. He explains that former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh was among the millions of fans of his singing. One day, along with Pankaj, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh also attended as a guest.
After Pankaj's performance, the two met behind the stage. After a brief conversation, Vilasrao told Pankaj how big a fan he is and asked Pankaj if you had received the Padma Shri. So Pankaj did not answer. Then the conversation ended here. Meanwhile, in 2005, Pankaj completed 25 years of his singing career and along with this, he has been helping cancer victims through some organizations working for cancer victims. On the eve of Republic Day in 2006, when he was announced to be conferred the Padma Shri, a friend called him and congratulated him. On this, Pankaj asked, "What are you congratulating?" So that friend said that you have been announced to be awarded the Padma Shri. Then Pankaj saw the news on TV and his happiness was no longer there.