RIP Jagjit Singh The Legendary Ghazal King

Jagjit Singh underwent a surgery after he suffered a brain hemorrhage . Doctors at the hospital performed an emergency surgery on Singh. Dr Ajit Menon, a cardiologist, Lilavati Hospital, said, “He suffered a brain hemorrhage and underwent a surgery to remove clots in his brain. His condition is critical”. The doctors continued to monitor him in the intensive care unit. He was breathing with the aid of a ventilator. Singh, who was scheduled to perform with Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali at a concert at Shanmukhananda Hall on Friday, had a history of heart ailments. In January 1998, he suffered a heart attack, which led him to quit smoking. In October 2007, he was hospitalised following blood circulation problems.

Before this illness, his last major concert was held on 16th September, 2011 in Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai. His last concert was held on 20th September,2011 in The Indian School, Dehradun. He passed away on 10 October 2011(8.10 am) at the age of 70 in Mumbai at Lilavati hospital after a prolonged illness.

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar said that Singh’s death was a big loss for the music industry. “I knew him well. I hoped he would come out of the coma. But the God willed otherwise”. Legendary writer Javed Akhtar said “Today, India has lost his voice”.


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