Dhrupad maestro Ramakant Gundecha cremated

Dhrupad maestro Ramakant Gundecha cremated Bhopal, Nov 9 (PTI) Padma Shri-awardee Dhrupadvocalist Ramakant Gundecha was cremated in Bhopal on Saturday,a day after he died of a heart attack in the city.

The younger among the famous Gundecha brothers(Umakant-Ramakant), the 57-year-old vocalist suffered a heartwhile waiting for a train for Pune at Habibganj railwaystation here.

'Ramakant Gundecha suffered a heart attack at thestation. He died on his way to hospital,' his brother UmakantGundecha said.

The incident occurred when the Gundecha brothers werewaiting for a train for Pune where they were scheduled toperform in a programme, family sources said.

His last rites were performed at Bhadbhada cremationground in the city.

The deceased maestro is survived by his wife and ason.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath expressedgrief over passing away of Ramakant Gundecha.

'A big void is created in the music world with thepassing away of Ramakant,' Nath said in a message.

Former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visitedthe residence of Gundecha and consoled the grieving familymembers. PTI MAS NSK NSK