Monday, October 10, 2011

Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh passes away

Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh passed away at 8 am today morning at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. He was 70. (BCCL/Chethan Shivakumar)
Jagjit Singh was admitted to Lilavati Hospital on September 23, 2011, after he suffered brain haemorrhage, and a life-saving surgery was performed on him. (BCCL/Pushpesh Dhingra)
Popularly known as "The Ghazal King" he gained acclaim together with his wife, another renowned Indian ghazal singer Chitra Singh, in the 1970s and 1980s, as the first ever successful duo act (husband-wife) in the history of recorded Indian music.(Pic: Viral Bhayani)
Renowned Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh was born in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. (Pic: Viral Bhayani) (BCCL/Yogesh Chawda)
Jagjit Singh (2nd Left) is survived by his wife Chitra Singh.  (BCCL/Sachin Gokhale)
He had four sisters and two brothers and he's known as Jeet by his family.  (BCCL)
Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh was a singer, composer, activist and an entrepreneur. (BCCL/Chethan Shivakumar)
Recipient of Padma Bhushan award, he has sung in several languages including Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Nepali. (BCCL/Pradeep Paliwal)
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. (BCCL/Satish Malavade)
Jagjjit Singh has also sung for popular movies like 'Arth', 'Prem Geet', 'Sarfarosh' and 'Tarqeeb'.  (BCCL/K.K.Choudhary)
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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