‘Saint of the Santoor’ Pandit Bhajan Sopori no more

Sources told Greater Kashmir that Sopori, hailed as the ‘Saint of the Santoor’ breathed his last at Fortis Hospital Gurugram.
‘Saint of the Santoor’ Pandit Bhajan Sopori no more
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Srinagar, June 2: Legendary Santoor maestro and Padma Shree awardee Pandit Bhajan Sopori passed away on Thursday at a hospital in Gurugram.

Sources told Greater Kashmir that Sopori, hailed as the ‘Saint of the Santoor’ breathed his last at Fortis Hospital Gurugram.

His cremation will take place tomorrow afternoon, they said.

Born as Pandit Bhajan Lal in 1948 in Srinagar, Sopori went on to master the Santoor - a classical Indian musical instrument. He was awarded the Jammu and Kashmir State lifetime achievement award on 67th Indian Republic Day 2016.

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