Manoj Hangal dead

Manoj Hangal, advocate and founder of Dr. Gangubai Hangal Music Foundation, and grandson of legendary vocalist Gangubai Hangal, passed away at a private hospital here on Tuesday night and was cremated on Wednesday.

He was 54. An advocate by profession, Manoj Hangal had later taken interest in organising cultural programmes and was actively involved in organising several national level music programmes. He is survived by father Baburao, mother Lalita and a brother and two sisters.

Mr. Manoj had set up Dr. Gangubai Hangal Music Foundation and later Gangubai Hangal Museum of Hindustani Classical Music. He had collected rare music instruments from across the country and kept them for display.

He had served as an office-bearer in the BJP and VHP and had argued on behalf of Sangh Parivar activists in several cases.

The cremation took place on Wednesday evening at Keshwapur Muktidhama. Many people including former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, MP Pralhad Joshi, musicians and others paid their respects.

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