Kolkata: Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Monday expressed sadness at the death of renowned violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman, calling him one of the greatest violinists of South Indian music.
"It is really sad that Lalgudi Jayaraman has passed away. He was one of the greatest violinists of South Indian music," Khan said in a condolence message.
Recalling his duets with Jayaraman across the world, Khan said "he was like my elder brother".
"Our first duet was in Chennai. We performed duets all over the world... Lalgudi also played duet with Vilayat khan in Chennai".
"Our family will always miss him. May his soul rest in peace," he added.
Legendary violinist Jayaraman (82) passed away at a private hospital in Chennai Monday evening.