Pankaj Udhas Borrowed Money From His Wife, Farida For His First Album, 'Aahat'

Late Pankaj Udhas had borrowed money from his wife, Farida for his first album, even when they were not married.


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Pankaj Udhas Borrowed Money From His Wife, Farida For His First Album, 'Aahat'

Late Pankaj Udhas gave millions of hopeless romantics, a taste of love in the '80s. He was the maestro Ghajal singer, who created famous songs like Chitthi Aayi Hai, Chandi Jaisa Rang Hai Tera and many more. Till the age of 72, Pankaj Udhas kept performing live on stage. While he lived a legendary life, which inspired millions, not many know that he didn't even have much money for his first album. And he had borrowed money from his wife, Farida.

Pankaj Udhas once revealed he had borrowed money from his wife, Farida for his first album

In an earlier interview with DNA, Udhas opened up about borrowing money from his wife, Farida, while they were not married at the time. The singer had revealed that when he was launching his first album, he ran short of a few thousand rupees, and his lady love, Farida, also didn't have money at that time. However, the next day, she gave him the money, and it was the most special moment for him. He was quoted as saying: 

"While I was launching my first album, I ran short of a few thousand rupees. Farida didn’t have money either. We weren’t married then. But the next day she handed over the sum to me. She had borrowed it. Nothing can match this ever. We’ve promised each other that no matter how much we argue, we’ll never fight over religion."

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Pankaj Udhas passed away at the age of 72

The legendary singer, Pankaj Udhas' family, confirmed the shocking news with a press statement shared by his daughter, Nayaab Udhas, on her Instagram handle. For the unversed, Pankaj Udhas was a Padmashri recipient, and he breathed his last on February 26, 2024. The Udhas' family' statement could be read as:

"With a very heavy heart, we are saddened to inform you of the sad demise of Padmashri Pankaj Udhar on February 26, 2024, due to a prolonged illness."

As soon as the news came out, celebrities expressed their condolences. Sonu Nigam expressed how he has lost a part of his childhood withe sudden demise of Pankaj Udhas. He wrote, "One of the most important part of my childhood, is lost today. Shri Pankaj Udhas ji, I will miss you forever. My heart cries knowing that you are no more. Thank you for being there. Om Shanti." 

Pankaj Udhas and his wife, Farida's love story is nothing less than a film's tale.

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