Renowned sitar player Prateek Chaudhuri died due to Covid-19 on Thursday at the age of 49. He is survived by his wife and two children named Rayana and Adhiraj. His father, veteran sitarist Devbrata Chaudhuri, popularly known as Debu Chaudhuri had also passed away due to Covid-19. Prateek belonged to Senia Gharana of music who was also a professor at the Department of Music in Delhi University.
According to music historian Pavan Jha, Prateek was admitted to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Delhi after Covid-related complications. Sharing heartfelt condolences, he shared the news on his social media where he wrote, “Prateek Chaudhuri, the promising talent and son of legendary Debu Chaudhuri is no more. Was struggling hard in ICU and yesterday he joined his father as they walked together on the path of eternity- Rest in Peace Prateek”.
Indian Kathak dancer, choreographer and politician, Sharmistha Mukherjee also paid condolences and wrote, “Shocked to hear that sitar player Prateek Chaudhuri passed away due to Covid. Few days back, the family lost his father maestro Pt. Debu Chaudhuri. A great loss to the world of Sitar. Also a personal loss to me as Prateek was a good friend. My heartfelt condolences to the family”. Also Read : Veteran Actor Sriprada Passes Away Due To Covid 19 Complications!
Well, Covid undoubtedly is a deadly pandemic which has taken a lot of lives. Our deepest condolences to the entire family!