Indian Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh passes away

Indian famous Ghazal king Jagjit Singh died today over a fortnight after he struggled with brain haemorrhage. Jagjit Singh ( 70), who alongwith his wife Chitra nearly rediscovered the ghazal style for standard Indian in 70s and 80s, was admitted to the Lilavati hospital on Sept 23 and was in coma since then.

Jagjit Singh died at 8.10 IST am after having a horrible hemorrhage,” says Dr Sudhir Nandgaonkar, hospital spokesman, here.The day he was admitted, he was likely to perform at a show at Shanmukhananda Hall, Matunga, in Mumbai but the plan was postponed after he was taken unwell.

Despite a surgical treatment, his condition didn’t better and he stayed on life support.Jagjit Singh a Padma Bhushan person, was born in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, on Feb . 8, 1941.After graduation, he moved base to Mumbai, to explore profession in the world of music. In the next 15 years, he received countrywide popularity as ghazal singer and songs composer. He sang in numerous languages, including Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Nepali.

His private life, though, was marked by a disaster: His only son, Vivek, expired in a car mishap in 1990 when he was just 18.

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