Mumbai, Sept 24: Popular ghazal singer and musical genius Jagjit Singh has been rushed to hospital after suffering from brain haemorrhage. Admitted to the Lilavati hospital on Friday, his health is considered to be critical and he had to undergo immediate surgery.
Sources in the hospital have claimed that his condition is critical and he will have to remain in hospital for 48 hours. A senior doctor in the hospital has been quoted as saying, "He was brought to the hospital around 9:30am and rushed to operation theatre, given his critical condition. Blood clots were removed in a three-hour long procedure."
Singh's wife Chitra Singh is in hospital with him. Chitra herself is an accomplished singer who has sang some memorable songs in her career. [Read: Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh's daughter dies]
Jagjit Singh has been suffering from various heart ailments over the years. He has been taking blood thinners which could have been the reason for the sudden brain haemorrhage. He had to be subject to emergency neurosurgery. A brain haemorrhage occurs when an artery bursts in the brain, causing a localised bleeding in the surrounding tissues.
Jagjit Singh was to perform with other Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali at Shanmukhananda auditorium in Mumbai. They were set to perform some of their evergreen hits in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.
The show titled 'Fever unplugged concert" was organised by Fever Entertainment. A representative of the group said, "Owing to the sudden hospitalization of Jagjit Singh, singer Hariharan is performing in his place."