'The Ghazal King', veteran Indian singer Jagjit Singh passed away
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'The Ghazal King', veteran Indian singer Jagjit Singh passed away

Mumbai : India | Oct 09, 2011 at 11:06 PM PDT
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Jagjit Singh suffers hemorrhage, condition critical

MUMBAI: Popularly known as "The Ghazal King", veteran Indian ghazal singer Jagjit Singh passed away at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on Monday morning. He was 70 years old.

Jagjit 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. He was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital and was kept on a ventilator.

Jagjit Singh was born in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. 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.

Recipient of Padma Bhushan award, he has sung in several languages including Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Nepali. He has also sung for popular movies like Sarfarosh and Tarqeeb.

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