Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh passes away, Bollywood pays tribute.
Musical legend Jagjit Singh, who brought Ghazal in every Indian’s life and soothed their pain with
soulful singing, passed away yesterday morning. He was 70. Singh was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Lilavati Hospital for the past week with brain
‘The Ghazal King’ would be remembered by every Indian for his rendition with Chitra Singh, his wifeand another famous Ghazal singer. They were Indian music’s first husband-wife duo who attained success and acclaim of music lovers.His last concert was in New Delhi. He has sung in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Sindhi and Nepali languages. He was awarded with the Padma Bhushan, in 2003.
Jagjit Singh has suffered an intracranial hemorrhagic stroke, or bleeding within the skull. This kind of bleeding could occur when a blood vessel within the skull is broken or leaking. While Jagjit had met Chitra in 1967 and got married in 1969, personal tragedy struck them when their only son Vivek died at 21 in a road accident in 1990.
Actor Anupam Kher said people will remember him for his gentleness. “It was gentle, soothing and from the heart,” said Kher. Singer Pankaj Udhas said it was a big loss for the world of music. “His style was something incomparable, unparalleled. His voice was one in a billion. He was full of passion, life and humour,” said Udhas.
Renowned ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh, who with his silken voice touched the heart chords of many and mesmerized the souls for over years, breathed his last yesterday. The news of his passing away has left the entire Bollywood in a state of dismay. Remembering the ghazal king, Bollywood stars paid their heartfelt tribute to the legendary singer on social networking site.
SrBachchan (Amitabh Bachchan) T 522 – The sonorous silk voice of Jagjit Singh silent now !! A great loss to the world of music and Ghazal .. Prayers and condolences… DuttaLara (Lara Dutta Bhupathi) Very saddened to hear of the demise of Jagjit singh! May his soul rest in peace.
kjohar25 (Karan Johar) I grew up listening to the brilliance of Jagjit Singh..my mother was a big fan and then made me one…RIP sir!!! Loss of a true legend…
NeilNMukesh (Neil Nitin Mukesh) Heard the sad news of Jagjit singh ji. Truly a legend. My fav song of his. “Hosh waalon ko khabar kya ..bekhudi kya cheez hai”RIP
FarOutAkhtar (Farhan Akhtar) Another stalwart, Jagjit Singh, passes away. RIP.
AzmiShabana (Azmi shabana) Kisi ki nazar lag gayi hai kala ki duniya ko..jagjit singh no more. His contribution to the ghazal in India is unparallelled.big loss
arrahman (A.R.Rahman) Rest in Peace Jagjit ji…No one can replace your voice and the perfection you had towards your art…
iPoonampandey (Poonam Pandey) Million memories attached with so many songs of #JagjitSingh. Of love, sadness, happiness. Of days gone by.
Actor_Siddharth (Siddharth) Rest in peace, Jagjit Singh… What a life…so many lives touched…so many memories of growing up are nothing without his voice…peace.
sonuniigaam (Sonu Nigam) So sad to see the great Jagjit Singhji,losing the battle to death..Very unlikely for the strong willed person tht he was..God bless his soul
priyankachopra (Priyanka Chopra) Just landed into Mumbai 2 the shocking news of Jagjit Singh’s demise.What a loss for us all.He was an institution & will b sorely missed.RIP
iamsrk (SHAH RUKH KHAN) Uff so sad to hear of the demise of jagjit singhji. May Allah bless his soul.
realpreityzinta (Preity zinta) May god give peace to Mr. Jagjit Singh’s soul ! He was the king of poetry & soulful music; He will live in our hearts forever…. R.I.P
shreyaghoshal (Shreya Ghoshal) Jagjit Ji passes away. One of the saddest day for all us music lovers. The golden voice will not sing anymore. Rest in peace.
MaheshNBhatt (Mahesh Bhatt) My film ARTH would not have touched the hearts of millions of people without the contribution of Jagjit Singh. Thank you friend.Thank you!
CelinaJaitly (Celina Jaitly) Shocked to hear the golden voiced jagjit Singhji passed away ,we have lost our magnificent ghazal maestro & a wonderful human being
mbhandarkar268 (Madhur Bhandarkar) Terribly shocked to hear the sad demise of Jagjit Singhji, in u i have lost a dear friend, yr soulful songs will remain till eternity.
Akshay Kumar Saddened to know ‘The Ghazal King’, Jagjit Singh is no more. Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho, this song makes me misty-eyed, especially today. RIP Jagjit Singh.
V1SH4L (VISHAL DADLANI )Farishton ab to sone do, Kabhi fursat mein kar lena hisaab, aahista, aahista. RIP Jagjit Singh Saab.
5hekhar (shekhar ravjiani) My mentor Shri Jagjit Singh passed away. Feels like a part of me is dead. God bless his soul and my condolences to his entire family.
shriyasmiling (shriya) RIP Jagjit Singh. Will always remember your voice. Specially your ghazal….hazaro kwahishe aise!
RIP Jagjit Singhji..!!