Jagjit Singh passes away

Mumbai, Oct 10 Renowned singer Jagjit Singh, known as much for his ghazals and bhajans as for his work in Hindi cinema, died here Monday after a brain haemorrhage. He was 70.

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Mumbai, Oct 10 Renowned singer Jagjit Singh, known as much for his ghazals and bhajans as for his work in Hindi cinema, died here Monday after a brain haemorrhage. He was 70.

Singh, who breathed his last at 8 a.m., was admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on Sep 23 after he suffered brain haemorrhage. He is survived by his wife Chitra Singh.

A Padma Bhushan award recipient, Singh has sung from many popular Hindi films. He had also sung in several languages, including Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati and Nepali.

Singh's career boasted a repertoire comprising 50 albums.

He gave voice to classic numbers like 'Kal chaudhavin ki raat', 'Honthon se chhoo lo tum', 'Koi ye kaise bataaye', 'Woh kaagaz ki kashti', 'Chitthi Na Koi Sandesh', 'Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho', 'Yeh daulat bhi le lo, yeh shohrat bhi le lo', 'Tumko dekha toh ye khayal aaya', 'Jhuki jhuki si nazar', 'Shaam se aankh mein namin si hai', 'Badi nazuk hai', 'Hoshwaalon ko khabar kya' and 'Kiska chehra'.

Born on Feb 8, 1941 in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, Singh had four sisters and two brothers and was known as Jeet by his family.

He was the first Indian composer and, together with wife Chitra, the first recording artist in the history of Indian music to use digital multi-track recording -- for the album 'Beyond Time' (1987).

Singh also voiced his concern over the politicisation of arts and culture in India and the lack of support for practitioners of India's traditional art forms, particularly folk artists and musicians.


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  • Posted on: 11 October 2011 at 12:14amGavleen_Rock

    Dil ho Tanhayee ho,
    Boonde ho barsaat ho,
    Aur tum aao..
    kabhi yun bhi to ho...

    R.i.P. Jagjit ji...

  • Posted on: 10 October 2011 at 10:20pmshine_bright

    RIP Sir Jagjit Singh.
    You will be surely missed.
    It's sad.
    Why is everyone passing away?
    Bollywood is loosing legends ...

  • Posted on: 10 October 2011 at 9:42pmriatagore

    so sad. he is a great singer. May his soul rest in peace

  • Posted on: 10 October 2011 at 8:45pmOmaRamdass

    this is so sad what a great singer

  • Posted on: 10 October 2011 at 8:29pmMitu_

    RIP

    ...

  • Posted on: 10 October 2011 at 7:42pmcoolpratz

    may his soul rest in peace...

  • Posted on: 10 October 2011 at 7:25pmswtbaby

    Rip u will b missed love loads

  • Posted on: 10 October 2011 at 6:01pmRapier

    nooo! he had some phenomenal ghazals! truly will be missed! Rest in Peace! Even though you are gone, you're works will be immortal!

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  • Posted on: 10 October 2011 at 5:00pmpk40600

    Rest in peace...Mr jagjit singh ji...we will remember you always for the contributuon to gazals and bhajans...

  • Posted on: 10 October 2011 at 4:56pmLuv_Zindagi

    So many people passing away, anything can happen. RIP Jagjit singh, we will always remember you.

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