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‘Woman is not a shoe for the feet…’ had changed the fate of Pankaj Udhas

Written by on February 27, 2024

Bollywood singer and ghazal maestro Pankaj Udhas passed away on Monday. Pankaj Udhas has been suffering from a serious illness for a long time. Pankaj Udhas breathed his last in Mumbai on Monday, 26 February. Pankaj Udhas’s family has given this information.Pankaj Udhas, India's ghazal icon, passes away after prolonged illness |  India News - Business Standard

Pankaj Udhas has been the king of Bollywood songs and ghazals for almost 50 years. Dozens of songs have immortalized Pankaj Udhas in the world of music. Pankaj Udhas has been counted among the top singers of Bollywood. But Pankaj Udhas had to grind his heels a lot to reach this stage of his career.Pankaj Udhas Death: Photos Of The Ghazal Singer With His Wife And Daughters

Pankaj Udhas started his career in the 70s. But in the initial phase, Pankaj Udhas sweated a lot to earn his name. But still no success. But the 1985 film ‘Aurat Pair Ki Juti Nahin Hai’ opened the way for his career. In the year 1972, Pankaj Udhas started his career with a film named ‘Kaamna’.

Kaamna 1972 Full Movie Dinesh Roy, Suman, Sajjan, Sona | NH Studioz | Hindi  Movies - YouTube

Pankaj sang 1 song in this film. But the first page of the story of Pankaj’s struggle had just been written. After this, it took 4 years for Pankaj to get a chance to sing in another film. The year came in 1976 and Pankaj sang a song in the film ‘Mera Jiwan’. But Pankaj’s luck still did not call him. After this, the 80s started and Pankaj’s name started reaching the ears of Bollywood musicians.

Movies started being available in the 80s

In the year 1984, Pankaj Udhas got a chance to sing in the film ‘Pyasa Shaitan’. After this film, Pankaj got some applause but he was yet to get the fame that Pankaj deserved. In the year 1984, Pankaj also sang songs in a film named ‘Kamala’. Also worked in the film ‘Patthar’ in 1985. But in the same year, a film was released whose name was ‘Aurat Paer Ki Juti Nahi Hai’.Aurat Pair Ki Juti Nahin Hai (1985)

Pankaj’s songs in this film of director ‘BK Adarsh’ caught people’s attention.

Sanjay Dutt starrer film made him famous across the country

Then came the year 1986 and the film ‘Naam’ was released. There was 1 song in this film starring ‘Sanjay Dutt’ and ‘Amrita Singh’. The name of this song was ‘Chitthi Aayee Hai’ (Chitthi Aayee Hai) created a stir in the entire country.

Naam (1986) Full Hindi Movie | Nutan, Sanjay Dutt, Kumar Gaurav, Amrita  Singh, Poonam Dhillon - YouTube

This film made Pankaj Udhas a star overnight. Pankaj Udhas never looked back. Pankaj Udhas sang songs in more than 65 films in his career. Not only this, he enthralled dozens of ghazals with his voice.

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Pankaj Udhas did wonders in singing bhajans along with ghazals and songs and immortalized many bhajans forever. Pankaj Udhas became such a star in the world of singing that his songs continue to chill the ears of many generations to come. Pankaj Udhas has said goodbye to the world at the age of 72. The Bollywood industry is shocked by the news of Pankaj Udhas’ demise. Bollywood stars have expressed grief over his demise.


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