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The late ghazal singer, Pankaj Udhas, who passed away after his battle with cancer, was given a state funeral in Mumbai on Tuesday, complete with a band and troops.

His mortal remains were wrapped in the tricolour at his residence, 6A, Hill Side in Mumbai.

The visuals show the band and troops giving the ghazal legend a hero’s farewell.

His mortal remains were brought to his residence by an ambulance from the Breach Candy hospital.

Videos showed a portrait of Pankaj Udhas kept in the garden area of his house. His family members and close ones paid their last respect to the Padma Shri awardee.

Ahead of the funeral, his colleagues from the industry including Zakir Hussain and Shankar Mahadevan, visited his residence to pay their last respects.

Earlier, his daughter, Nayaab Udhas, shared the details of his funeral.

The note, shared on social media, reads, “With a very heavy heart, we are saddened to inform you of his demise on February 26, 2024 due to a prolonged illness.”