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Jagjit Singh passes away News

  • | June 28th, 2012

    Jagjit Singh passes away

    Jagjit Singh passes away

    Renowned singer, Jagjit Singh passed away on Monday morning at 8am due to brain haemorrhage. The ghazal and bhajan singer had been under observation at the Lilavati hospital since September 23. He is survived by his wife Chitra Singh. His son, Vivek Singh had died earlier in 1990 in a road accident. Both husband and wife had gained their fame in the field of music. The ‘Ghazal king’ has rendered his voice in Hindi films like Prem Geet, Saath Saath, Arth, Sarfarosh and Tarqeeb. Besides Hindi, Jagjit Singh has also given his sung in Urdu, Punjabi and Nepali. The singer had also given his voice for ex-prime minister Atal Bihari Bajpayee’s poems in the albums Nayi Disha and Samvedna.
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  • | October 12th, 2011

    Jagjit Singh: Shahrukh Khan, Yash Chopra, friends bid adieu

    Jagjit Singh: Shahrukh Khan, Yash Chopra, friends bid adieu

    Family members, the music fraternity and fans bid a tearful farewell to ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh at his funeral here Tuesday. Jagjit Singh’s brother Kartar Singh along with his grandsons Armaan and Umer Chowdhary conducted his last rites. Jagjit Singh had lost his only son in a car accident in 1990 and considered Kartar’s family and children as his own. Jagjit Singh, 70, died here Monday in suburban Bandra’s Lilavati Hospital where he was admitted September 23 after he suffered a brain haemorrhage. He is survived by his wife Chitra. His mortal remains were brought to his Pedder Road residence in south Mumbai Tuesday morning, where many celebrities, friends and fans paid their final tributes to the soulful singer. The mortal remains where then taken to Chandanwadi crematorium in Marine Lines in south Mumbai. Prominent names in the music industry like renowned classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj, lyricist-composer Gulzar, Javed Akthar, actor-politician Raj Babbar, Vinod Khanna, actors Shabana Azmi, Shahrukh Khan, Raza Murad, singers Roopkumar Rathod, Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Mika, Ila Arun, music composers Kalyanji, Shekhar Ravjiani and filmmakers Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai, Madhur Bhandarkar attended the funeral with moist-eyes and silent prayers. “I have known him through his songs since 1963 and I credit him for making this non-filmy form of music a household name,” said Jasraj. A Padma Bhushan recipient, Jagjit Singh had sung for many popular Hindi films. He also sang in several languages including Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati and Nepali. “It is an irreparable loss to everyone. It feels extremely strange to see the maestro covered in a white cloth ready to leave us,” said Sonu Niigaam. The singer gave the industry memorable numbers like Hontho se chhoo lo tum, Tumko dekha toh yeh khayal aaya, Jhuki jhuki si nazar, Hoshwalon ko khabar kya and Badi nazuk hai among others.
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  • | October 11th, 2011

    Jagjit Singh funeral today

    Jagjit Singh funeral today

    Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh, who died Monday of cerebral haemorrhage, will be cremated at south Mumbai’s Chandanwadi Crematorium at 4.30pm Tuesday. The cremation is expected to draw several celebrities along with his relatives from native Rajasthan. The legendary singer died at the age of 70, after being treated for brain haemorrhage since he was admitted to Bandra’s Lilavati Hospital on September 23. He was to perform with Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali on the day he was taken to hospital. Singh leaves behind wife Chitra Singh, also a ghazal singer.
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  • | October 10th, 2011

    Jagjit Singh made ghazals a household name: Prithviraj Chavan

    Jagjit Singh made ghazals a household name: Prithviraj Chavan

    Politicians in Maharashtra mourned the death of Jagjit Singh Monday, saying the ghazal maestro’s absence will be felt by the music fraternity and millions of his fans. Expressing his grief, Governor K Sankaranarayanan conveyed his condolences to Singh’s wife Chitra. “Jagjit Singh was gifted with a rarest kind of voice that made his compositions elegant, beautiful and timeless. His death is particularly shocking as he had few more years of a brilliant singing career still left in him. In his death, Maharashtra has lost one of its proud jewels,” he said in a message. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said: “Jagjit Singh made ghazals a household name. He simplified the otherwise elite form of singing and made it understandable for a common man. In his death, we have lost a popular ghazal maestro.” Public Works Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said: “Singh might not be in this world in his physical form today, but he will always be present in our lives in the form of his ghazals and music. His ghazals were simplistic yet profound. His contribution to the spread of indian music in the form of ghazals and bhajans (devotional songs) cannot be forgotten.” People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) also paid tribute to Singh and his concern for elephants who were being run over by speeding trains. “Singh’s efforts to help stop the cruelty to these magnificent giants will live on through PETA’s campaign until adequate steps are taken by the government to put their suffering to an end,” a PETA official said. Jagjit Singh had in April appealed to the then railway minister Mamata Banerjee to limit the speed of trains running through elephant corridors. Singh, who died in Mumbai after a brain haemorrhage at the age of 70, will be cremated Tuesday at Chandanwadi cemetery located in Marine Lines area of south Mumbai. Many Bollywood celebrities, including singers, are expected to attend the funeral.
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  • | October 10th, 2011

    Remembering Jagjit Singh

    Remembering Jagjit Singh

    Jagjit Singh died on October 10 due to brain haemorrhage. But the mesmerising voice that won him the tag of ‘ghazal king’ will remain fresh for generations to come
    Indian ghazal king Jagjit Singh’s way of celebrating his 70th year was unique – he was aiming to complete 70 concerts by the end of the year. The man who gave ghazals a new lease of life managed only 46 such concerts before breathing his last. Singh, who learnt music under Pandit Chaganlal Sharma and then Ustad Jamaal Khan, rose to fame in the 1970s and 1980s with his lilting voice and refreshing style of rendering ghazals and devotional tracks. He was a Padma Bhushan awardee.
    Born to a Sikh couple in Rajasthan on February 8, 1941, Singh went on to pursue post graduation in history from the Kurukshetra University in Haryana. Click here to read more

  • | October 10th, 2011

    Jagjit Singh: Music world mourns the ghazal singer’s death

    Jagjit Singh: Music world mourns the ghazal singer’s death

    Well known singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle Monday mourned the death of one of their own – renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh who passed away at a hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage (aka cerebral haemorrhage) at the age of 70, leaving a vacuum in the world of music. “I am in shock after hearing about Jagjitji’s death. It is such a big loss, an end of an era. He was one artiste who never needed films to get popular. He was an instant hit,” said singing legend Lata Mangeshkar.  “I can’t imagine the days when I will no longer be able to hear his silken voice, no longer be able to talk to him or listen to his new songs. Now his old ghazals is all we have. His soothing voice, his warmhearted nature are all gone now. He was the pride of India. I also feel bad for his wife Chitra, she is all alone now,” said Asha Bhosle. An upset Usha Uthup added that she could not even begin to describe her sadness. “I can’t even begin to tell you how sad I am. It is a horrible feeling. I have known him for 42 years of my singing career. What a wonderful human being he was. I cannot forget his insistence on using some musical instruments that no one else did. It is such a loss. Love you Jagjit,” Uthup said in a choked voice. Ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas said he was “shattered and devastated”. “I didn’t want to hear this news. I was hanging on a thin tread of hope that Jagjitji will remain with us. His style was incomparable. He revolutionised the entire approach of this form of singing and gave a new dimension to non-film music.” Breathing his last at 8am Monday, Singh was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital on September 23 after he suffered brain haemorrhage. He is survived by his wife Chitra Singh.
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  • | October 10th, 2011

    Bollywood mourns the passing away of Jagjit Singh

    Bollywood mourns the passing away of Jagjit Singh


    The ghazal singer passed away this morning after a brain haemorrhage
    Jagjit Singh has sung many memorable songs for Bollywood films and his music has touched many lives. Twitter has been abuzz with the grief expressed by the Hindi film fraternity. Click here to read more