Ace Sitar player Pandit Devabrata Chaudhuri breathed his last today due to a heart attack after he was hospitalised for COVID-19. He was 85. Confirming the tragic news, his son, Prateek Chaudhuri took to his Facebook account and wrote, “My Father, The Legend of Sitar, Pandit Debu Chaudhuri… is no more.”
“He was admitted with Covid along with dementia complications and was put in ICU on ventilator around midnight today (1st May 2021)..after which he suffered a heart attack and could not be revived…..In spite of all efforts and prayers he could not be saved. A to the World of Sitar and Indian Music. Great loss. In grief..Prateek Chaudhuri (myself) Runa Chaudhuri (my wife), Rayana Chaudhuri (my daughter) and Adhiraj Chaudhuri (my son)” his post further read.
Reports suggest earlier this week Pandit Devabrata Chaudhuri was rushed into a hospital in New Delhi after testing positive for COVID-19 and his oxygen saturation fell rapidly. While his health deteriorated further on Friday evening, he was put on ventilator support. Unfortunately, he left for his heavenly abode on Saturday early morning.
The maestro is known for his contributions in the field of music with a career over six decades. He bagged several prestigious titles, including Padmabhushan, the Padmashree and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.
Meanwhile, the entertainment industry has also lost actor Bikramjeet Kanwarpal on Friday due to COVID-19 complications.