Anup Jalota is left in tears at Pankaj Udhas' funeral, calls his death personal loss: 'Apne yaar ko khoya hai'

Singer Anup Jalota mourned the loss of his friend and ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas.

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Anup Jalota at Pankaj Udhas' funeral (Image: Viral Bhayani)

Singer and musician Anup Jalota broke down as he paid tributes to his 'yaar' Pankaj Udhas at the latter's residence, calling it a ‘personal loss’. Anup was present at the residence -- 6A, Hill Side on Tuesday to pay last respects to the Padma Shri awardee.

Speaking to the media persons, Jalota got emotional and said: "It's very difficult to forget him. For people it is Pankaj Udhas who has gone, for me – Maine apna yaar khoya hai (I have lost a friend). We have spent a beautiful time together -- singing ghazals and songs. I don't understand the person who has worked his entire life for cancer patients, died due to cancer."

He said he is sad and hurt as it feels he has lost a family member. “We used to meet, eat food together, sing songs everywhere even on our world tours. It's a personal loss for me. May his soul rest in peace," Jalota said.

Pankaj Udhas, who passed away after his battle with cancer, was given a state funeral in Mumbai. The band and troops gave him a hero’s farewell. His mortal remains were wrapped in Tricolour at his residence, 6A, Hill Side in Mumbai. The funeral was held at the Hindu crematorium in the Worli area of Mumbai.


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