The Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh who won generations of fans by his traditional genre of ‘ghazal’ tunes, passed away on Monday morning at 8.10 am in Lilavati Hospital.
Jagjit Singh was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital on September 23, following brain hemorrhage hours before he was scheduled to perform at a concert in the city.
At Lilavati Hospital Jagjit Singh had undergone a life saving surgery but did not recover and was kept on life support.
He is survived by his wife Chitra Singh.
The 70-year-old singer, Jagjit Singh was born on February 8, 1941 in Sri-ganganagar, Rajasthan. He had four sisters and two brothers and was called Jeet by his family.
The Padma Bhushan awardee Jagjit Singh has sung in several languages including Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Nepali. He has also sung for some of the most popular Bollywood films such as Arth, Prem Geet, Sarfarosh and Tarqeeb.