On Monday, early in the morning, popular classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri died after a prolonged illness, reports a family source.
Pandit Arun Bhaduri was 75-years-old and survived by wife and son. He was considered one of the masters of Bhajans and Bengali songs, was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other respiratory ailments for long.
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed her grief over the demise of Pandit Arun Bhaduri.
CM Banerjee tweeted, “I am deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Pandit Arun Bhaduri, an exponent of Kirana, Rampur Gharana.”
“He was a guru at the state Sangeet Academy. In 2014, we had conferred Bangabibhusan award. I convey my heartfelt condolences to members of his family, friends, and followers,” added the Bengal Chief Minister in a statement.
Pandit Bhaduri had served the society as a guru (teacher) at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy and was a popular radio and television artist.
He was trained in Indian classical music by Md. Sagiruddin Khan and Md. A Daud.