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Santoor maestro Bhajan Sopori dies in Gurugram hospital

Santoor maestro Bhajan Sopori dies in Gurugram hospital

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Bhajan Sopori obtained a number of awards by means of his profession, together with the Padma Shri in 2004

Bhajan Sopori obtained a number of awards by means of his profession, together with the Padma Shri in 2004

Santoor maestro Bhajan Sopori died on Thursday at a Gurugram hospital following extended sickness, members of his household stated. He was 73.

Mr. Sopori is survived by his spouse and two sons Sorabh and Abhay, who additionally performs santoor.

He obtained a number of awards by means of his profession, together with the Padma Shri in 2004, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1992 and the Jammu and Kashmir State Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Sopori learnt western classical music from Washington College and Hindustani music from his father and grandfather.

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