Pandit Jasraj becomes first Indian musician to have minor planet named after him
Published: October 2, 2019
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named an asteroid after Indian classical singer Pandit Jasraj. With this, Pandit Jasraj has become the first Indian maestro to have a planet named after him. The asteroid, which is located between Mars and Jupiter, was discovered by Mt. Lemmon Survey at Mount Lemmon in Arizona (United States) in November 2006.
Topics: Asteroid • Astronomy • Jasraj • Mewati gharana • Mount Lemmon • Mount Lemmon Survey • Musicians • Pandit Jasraj Institute for Music, Research, Artistry and Appreciation • Pandit Jasraj Institute of Music Toronto • Planet • Rajasthani people • Space Science