Playback singer-judge Shaan‘s mother Sonali Mukherjee passed away on Thursday. The news was first shared by Kailash Kher on Twitter. Later, Shaan, who is deeply saddened and heartbroken with the passing of his mother, mourned her loss in a heartfelt post on Instagram.
"We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the demise of our mother Mrs Sonali Mukherjee. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. A kind soul, great human being and a loving mother. It's a huge loss for us all. While we try and say our last goodbyes, we would like you to keep Covid restrictions in mind and humbly request you to keep her in your prayers," read the post.
Posting his condolences, Kailash prayed for strength to the family. “Elder brother Shaan’s mother passed away. Prayers to the Almighty for the salvation of the departed soul. It is a prayer to Lord Shiva, the ruler of all the three worlds, that our Shaan Bhaiya’s family should get the strength to bear this sorrow. Eternal Prayer,” he tweeted in Hindi.
— Kailash Kher (@Kailashkher) January 20, 2022
In an interview in 2014, Shaan had credited his mother for encouraging him to pursue his career as a singer. His father had passed away when he was just 14. She raised him and his sister Sagarika single-handedly.