Veteran Marathi singer Arun Date, known for the iconic 'Shukratara' song, passes away at 84


Might,07 2018 12:37:27 IST

Veteran Marathi singer Arun Date, recognized for his widespread music ‘Shukratara’, died at his residence on 6 Might. He was 84.

Arun Date. Picture from Twitter/@arunshirole

The singer was not protecting properly as a consequence of outdated age, his son Atul Date mentioned. He died at his residence right here round 6 am, he mentioned.

Date, well-known for non-film ‘bhavgeet’ (lyrical poetry) songs, had crooned numbers like ‘Shukratara‘ and ‘Ya Janmavar’, which turned extremely popular amongst individuals. He was the primary recipient of the state authorities’s Gajananrav Vatave Puraskar. His father, Ramubhaiyya Date, was additionally a widely known classical music connoisseur.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed his condolences saying that “in Date’s demise, we’ve misplaced a significant singer. Date holds a particular place within the minds of Marathi individuals. His contribution in popularising the Marathi bhavgeet is immense,” Fadnavis mentioned in an announcement.

A number of songs of Date are nonetheless widespread among the many individuals, he famous. “His delicate and tender voice immortalised these songs. We’ve misplaced a shining star of our music trade,” he mentioned.

State tradition minister Vinod Tawde, in his condolence message, mentioned, “Date contributed to the Marathi music trade for greater than 50 years. Along with his demise, there may be going to be a vacuum within the music sector.”

Chief of Opposition within the state Meeting, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, and his counterpart within the Council, Dhananjay Munde, additionally expressed their condolences on Date’s loss of life.

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