Pandit Rajan Mishra, a famous singer of Banaras Gharana, died on Sunday. He was admitted to St. Stephen’s Hospital in Delhi in critical condition. Rajan Mishra was also infected with Corona. It is being told that he suffered a heart attack during this time.
Rajan Mishra and his brother Sajan Mishra were famous for singing in the Khyal style. The pair was awarded the Sanskrit Award by the Government of India in 1971. Awarded Gandharva Samman in 1994-95, Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1998 and Padam Bhushan in 2007. On 14 December 2012, the National Tansen Award was given. He also had more than 20 albums.
Music education was taken from father and grandfather
Rajan Mishra, born in 1951, got his early music education from his grandfather Pandit Bade Ram Ji Mishra and father Pandit Hanuman Mishra. He then moved to Delhi in 1977. He along with his brother Sajan Mishra carried on the tradition of the 400-year-old Banaras Gharana. The two had their first concert in Sri Lanka in 1978. Soon he went on to perform in many countries including Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, USA, UK, Netherlands, USA, Singapore, Qatar, Bangladesh.