Monday, October 10, 2011

Celebs mourn Jagjit Singh's death

Renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, 70, passed away at 8.10 am at Lilavati Hospital on Monday morning. Here is what a few celebrities tweeted after hearing about the great loss... (BCCL)
Amitabh Bachchan: The sonorous silk voice of Jagjit Singh silent now !! A great loss to the world of music and Ghazal .. Prayers and condolences .. (Pic: Viral Bhayani)
Shah Rukh Khan: Uff so sad to hear of the demise of jagjit singhji. May Allah bless his soul. (BCCL)
Narendra Modi: He was to be here with us a few days back but could not, due to his ill-health. So sad! Gujarat has lost a well wisher in him. (BCCL)
Mahesh Bhatt: Just heard that Jagjit Singh has passed away! My film ARTH would not have touched the hearts of millions of people without the contribution of Jagjit Singh. Thank you  (BCCL)
Shabana Azmi: Kisi ki nazar lag gayi hai kala ki duniya ko..jagjit singh no more. His contribution to the ghazal in India is unparallelled.big loss. (Pic: Viral Bhayani)
Celina Jaitly: Shocked to hear the golden voiced jagjit Singhji passed away ,we have lost our magnificent ghazal maestro & a wonderful human being.
Shekhar Kapur: A heart tht captured millions thru poetry n song. Gb'ye Jagjit, dear friend.  (BCCL)
Sushma Swaraj: Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh is no more. His songs were part of our lives. It is a terrible loss. (BCCL)
Shreya Ghoshal: Jagjit Ji passes away. One of the saddest day for all us music lovers. The golden voice will not song anymore. Rest in peace. (BCCL)
Sophie Choudhry: This cannot be true. Am absolutely devastated. R.I.P Jagjit Singh. This cannot be true. His voice moved ppl to tears & so will this news. A true gift to music. Am absolutely devastated. R.I.P Jagjit Singh
Madhur Bhandarkar: Terribly shocked to hear the sad demise of Jagjit Singhji, in u i have lost a dear friend, yr soulful songs will remain till eternity.  (AFP)
Jagjit Singh was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital on September 23 after he suffered brain haemorrhage in suburban Bandra where a life-saving surgery was performed on him. (BCCL)
He is survived by his wife Chitra Singh.  (BCCL)
Jagjit Singh was born in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. He had four sisters and two brothers and he is known as Jeet by his family.  (BCCL)
Popularly known as "The Ghazal King", he gained acclaim together with his wife in the 1970s and 1980s, as the first ever successful duo act (husband-wife) in the history of recorded Indian music. (BCCL)
His popular ghazals include, Meri zindagi kisi aur ki, mere naam ka koi aur hai, Apni marzi se kahan apne safar ke hum hain, Wo jo hum mein tumme qaraar tha, Patta-patta boota-boota haal hamaara jaane hai, Hoshwalo ko khabar, etc. In this file photos, Jagit Singh is seen with Ghulam Ali during a performace at a ghazal concert. (BCCL)
Jagjjit Singh has also sung for popular movies like Arth, Prem Geet, Sarfarosh and Tarqeeb. In this October 2007 file pic, Jagjit Singh (C) is seen with Aman and Ayan Ali Khan. (BCCL)
Noted Ghazal singer Ghulam Ali seen greeting Jagit Singh fondly at a media conference before their joint concert 'Beyond Boundries' in Bangalore on August 4, 2007. (BCCL)

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