Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh no more; dies at 70

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Jagjit Singh
Mumbai, Oct 10: Famous Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh has passed away. He breathed his last at the Lilavati hospital on Monday morning. He was hospitalised after he suffered from a deadly brain haemorrage. He was aged 70.

He was extremely critical in the past few weeks after he underwent an operation to remove the haemorrage. He was on ventilator support also. He is survived by his singer wife Chithra Singh.

Jagjit Singh can easily be referred to as a person who popularised Ghazals in India and is largely credited to have brought ghazals into Bollywood mainstream songs. His songs had haunting quality to them and his melodies were famous for its purity and innocence. Notable among his film career were his role as music director in movies Arth and Saath Saath.

He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2003. He was born in Rajasthan on February 8, 1941.

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