Sunday, September 25, 2011

'Jagjit Singh's condition critical but stable'

Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, who was admitted to Lilavati Hospital, is recuperating after two life-saving surgeries. Authorities said om Saturday that his condition was critical yet stable, and has to be closely monitored for the next 48 hours. (BCCL/Chethan Shivakumar)
Industry sources said Singh suffered an intracranial hemorrhagic stroke, or bleeding within the skull. "We were told by the doctors treating him that this kind of bleeding could occur when a blood vessel within the skull is broken or leaking," said a source.  (BCCL/Pushpesh Dhingra)
The 70-year-old singer has been suffering from high blood pressure, a known cause for hemorrhagic strokes, for some time now. Singh was rushed to the Lilavati Hospital at 3am on September 23, 2011, in an unconscious state. (BCCL/Sachin Gokhale)
Singh, one of India's most renowned ghazal singers, was scheduled to perform along with maestro Ghulam Ali at Shanmukhananda Hall, Matunga, on September 23, 2011. The concert had to be cancelled. (Pic: Viral Bhayani) (BCCL/Yogesh Chawda)
He was admitted under cardiologist Dr Ajit Menon, who told TOI that the singer had undergone surgery. "All I can say is that his condition is still critical and he is under observation," added Dr Menon.(Pic: Viral Bhayani)
Jagjit Singh and his singer-wife Chitra shot to fame in 1970s and recorded songs for Hindi films as well. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2003. (BCCL/Syed Asif)

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