Santoor maestro Pandit Bhajan Sopori passes away
- He was suffering from colon cancer.
- He was former Director of Music at All India Radio and looked after Hindustani Classical Music.
- Along with Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, he is credited to have brought santoor, a lesser known Kashmiri instrument, into the global limelight.
- Sopori was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1992 and the Padma Shri in 2004.
- In 2009 he was honoured with the Baba Allaudin Khan Award.