Pandit Rajan Mishra dies of corona

27 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Pandit Rajan Mishra dies of corona

Indian classical singer Pandit Rajan Mishra has died due to coronavirus related complications in Delhi on Sunday. He was admitted to Delhi’s St Stephen Hospital for Covid-19 where he suffered two heart attacks on Sunday. He was 70, reports Indian Express.

“Pandit Rajan Mishra had been battling the coronavirus for the last four-five days,” a family source told. “He suffered a heart attack in the morning, which worsened his health. By the time we could arrange for a ventilator, the second heart attack happened in the evening and he couldn’t survive that. He passed away around 6.30-7 pm. He had no other health issues. We are yet to accept that he is no more.”

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.