Jaz Coleman

Killing Joke – Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards 2010 – Arrivals – The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Jeremy Coleman

Place of Birth: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 26 February, 1960

Ethnicity: English, about one quarter Kashmiri Indian

Jaz Coleman is a British musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is the lead singer and keyboardist of the rock band Killing Joke.

Jaz is the son of Gloria H. (Pandy) and Ronald A. Coleman, who were school teachers. His father has English ancestry, and his mother is of half Indian and half English descent. Jaz has three children.

Jaz’s maternal grandfather was John C. Pandy (the son of Mangal Pandey). Mangal was a soldier who led an insurrection against the British in 1857. Jaz has also said that his grandfather John was the first prime minister of India’s brother, making Jaz himself the great-nephew of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Jaz’s maternal grandmother was named Bertha A. Stevens.

Jaz is often described as having a half Bengali Indian mother. Given that Jawaharlal Nehru had Kashmiri Indian ancestry, this is probably not the case.

Sources: http://teamrock.com

Marriage records of Jaz’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Marriage records of Jaz’ maternal grandparents, John C. Pandy and Bertha A. Stevens – https://familysearch.org

4 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:

    I am a fan of the KILLING JOKES

    especially their song EIGHTIES is great
    one day i saw the video on VH1 Big 80s and was infected by this song
    plus NIRVANA ripped off the riff

  2. madman says:

    Add the photo. Also, remove the bengali tag

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