Vijay Malla, well known for his charismatic personality, personal strengths and wondrous singing, as for human fallibility is no more with us. So much did many who had only heard him or heard of him, want to see him live in concert and meet him in person. Oh dear passing day! What else is going to fall from the Kashmiri’s bucket list?

No more, I sing for you
Of love and devotion, people, times
No more, I wear down
An artist and singer, creative, mercurial

Trials came, with my calling
Its wages, my ashes gathering dust
Valley Soul, how you will change!
And be unrecognizable ever more

There are other singers and many of them really good but there cannot be another Vijay Malla, ever. He was the product of our times and culture in the valley. Those times and his mellifluous voice can never be recreated. Vijay Malla was a true artist, of such a stature that his image and voice will remain integral to our mental sketch of the valley. Renowned will be your grave Vijay Malla, even Shakespeare would edict that.

"And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation." (Kalil Gibran)

We never adequately compensated him for what he gave to us and Kashmir. Even the Government, the great patron of arts was found missing in fulfilling its duties towards its talented child. Vijay Malla is survived by his wife Renu Malla and two young kids. 

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Tears – Idle Tears (By Lord Alfred Tennyson)

Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depth of some divine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather in the eyes,
In looking on the happy autumn-fields,

And thinking of the days that are no more.
Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail,
That brings our friends up from the underworld,
Sad as the last which reddens over one
That sinks with all we love below the verge;
So sad, so fresh, the days that are no more.

Ah, sad and strange as in dark summer dawns
The earliest pipe of half-awakened birds
To dying ears, when unto dying eyes
The casement slowly grows a glimmering square;
So sad, so strange, the days that are no more.

Dear as remembered kisses after death,
And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feigned
On lips that are for others; deep as love,
Deep as first love, and wild with all regret;
O Death in Life, the days that are no more!
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I have lost a great friend. I have no words to describe Vijay Jee. God bless his soul.
Added By Udhey Aima
What a sad news, only 46 yrs old! We were little when we left Kashmir in 1990 but I remember dad playing Vijay malla ji's music on the cassette player, I could not appreciate it much as a child but when I came of age...I knew better. I love his bhajans... I will definitely contribute for all the joy he gave me through his magical voice! Rest in peace!
Added By Suveni Kaul
It is sad to know that Vijay Malla Ji is no more. It is equally sad that this Mast Malang was never compensated despite everything that he did for Kashmir and Kashmiri music. Without saying details, I think every body should show their respect for the departed soul and fulfill their duty by sending payment to Vijay Malla Ji's fund. Really sad but hoping for some good.
Added By Vijay Trisal
The phenomenon called death is perhaps more real than life itself and we all carry with us a post-dated death warrant. Despite Gita’s dictum that we should not grieve when Soul leaves the body, it is very difficult not to grieve the loss of someone like Vijayji Malla who enriched our culture through his music. I feel grateful to Arunji and Deepakji for honoring this great son of Kashmir in such a soulful and beautiful manner through Shehjar Magazine.
Added By Gopinath Raina
We have lost an icon of Kashmir music. The entire KP community is in shock.We the KP in Sydney send our sympathy to the Mall's private and pray that his soul rests in peace.
Added By Tej Shawl
We have lost an icon of Kashmir music. The entire KP community is in shock.We the KP in Sydney send our sympathy to the Mallas family and pray that his soul rests in peace
Added By Tej Shawl
i am a son of a legend called vijay dad was my hero,he was my inspiration he was he is and he will be a masters of is my soul and is just attached to me just like a sati attached to singer afer his death dares to compete with my dad..i am not giving a favour but walls are also having ears...the jammu kashmir singers need a lot of reyaaz to be like my a dad which is air approved a master classical vocalist...........
Added By vineet malla