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He was awarded the second highest civilian honour in India, the Padma Vibushan in 2000. He has also been the recipient of many other awards including Sangeet Martand, Sangeet Kala Ratna, Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar, and Dinanath Mangeshkar Award.

    * Padma Vibhushan, (art-classical music-vocal) in 2000
    * Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1987
    * Sangeet Kala Ratna
    * Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award
    * Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar
    * Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar
    * Surer Guru

Pandit Jasraj (January 28, 1930) is a famous Indian Classical vocalist, and the foremost exponent of the Mewati Gharana in Hindustani classical music.

Pandit Jasraj was born to Pandit Motiramji, a classical exponent, in Hissar, Haryana to a musical family.

His family is well known for singing in the Mewati Gharana style. His father, Pandit Motiramji, died when Jasrajji was only four, on the day when he was going to be appointed as the state musician in the court of the Last Nizam.

Pandit Jasraj is blessed with a rich, soulful and sonorous voice which traverses effortlessly over all three and a half octaves. The highlight of Pandit Jasraj's vocalizing is his perfect diction, clarity in sur and extreme tunefulness. Pandit Jasraj's greatest contribution to Indian music is his conception of an unique and novel jugalbandhi based on the ancient system of moorchanas, between a male and a female vocalist, each singing in their respective scales and different ragas at the same time.
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