Fans, family, friends bid adieu to Jagjit Singh

Mumbai, Oct 11 Family members, the music fraternity and fans bid a tearful farewell to ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh at his funeral here Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 4 Comments  |  4619 Views

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Mumbai, Oct 11 Family members, the music fraternity and fans bid a tearful farewell to ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh at his funeral here Tuesday.

Jagjit Singh's brother Kartar Singh along with his grandsons Armaan and Umer Chowdhary conducted his last rites. Jagjit Singh had lost his only son in a car accident in 1990 and considered Kartar's family and children as his own.

Jagjit Singh, 70, died here Monday in suburban Bandra's Lilavati Hospital where he was admitted Sep 23 after he suffered a brain haemorrhage. He is survived by his wife Chitra.

His mortal remains were brought to his Pedder Road residence in south Mumbai Tuesday morning, where many celebrities, friends and fans paid their final tributes to the soulful singer.

The mortal remains where then taken to Chandanwadi crematorium in Marine Lines in south Mumbai.

Prominent names in the music industry like renowned classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj, lyricist-composer Gulzar, Javed Akthar, actor-politician Raj Babbar, Vinod Khanna, actors Shabana Azmi, Shah Rukh Khan, Raza Murad, singers Roopkumar Rathod, Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Mika, Ila Arun, music composers Kalyanji, Shekhar Ravjiani and filmmakers Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai, Madhur Bhandarkar attended the funeral with moist-eyes and silent prayers.

'I have known him through his songs since 1963 and I credit him for making this non-filmy form of music a household name,' said Jasraj.

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

'It is an irreparable loss to everyone. It feels extremely strange to see the maestro covered in a white cloth ready to leave us,' said Sonu Nigam.

The singer gave the industry memorable numbers like 'Hontho se chhoo lo tum' ('Prem Geet'), 'Tumko dekha toh yeh khayal aaya' ('Saath Saath'), 'Jhuki jhuki si nazar' ('Arth'), 'Hoshwalon ko khabar kya' ('Sarfarosh') and 'Badi nazuk hai' ('Jogger's Park').


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  • Posted on: 12 October 2011 at 3:24pmsme123

    He will be missed!!!! He made Ghazals popular with his velvet voice. He was an iconic singer. We will miss him and will always cherish the treasure of golden ghazals that he has left for all of us. May god bless Chitra Singh and give her the courage and peace to bear this colossal loss..

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  • Posted on: 12 October 2011 at 12:25pmPrecious_Pal

    Your golden voice will be cherished forever

  • Posted on: 12 October 2011 at 11:18amPiyatrix

    RIP Jagjit Singh, yr golden voice will be remembered always

  • Posted on: 12 October 2011 at 8:26amurcrazy

    RIP Jagjit Singh...
    we love you

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