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Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh no more

After battling for life for over two weeks, ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh passed away early Monday morning. He was admitted to the Lilavati hospital in Mumbai on September 23 following brain haemorrhage and had undergone dual life-saving surgeries. But his health deteriorated and he succumbed to his illness at around 8am yesterday morning. He was 70 and is survived by his wife Chitra Singh.
The Padma Bhushan awardee was regarded as one of the greatest singers India has ever produced. He belonged to the Agra Gharana of Indian classical music. Born in Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan, his parents wanted him to be an IAS officer but music was his calling. He left his studies prematurely at the and went to Mumbai in 1965 to try his luck as a singer/composer and 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. Together they delivered a number of hits that are matchless in composition and melody. He has sung in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Sindhi and Nepali languages.
His soulful voice could mend broken bridges and his singing could do wonders to the depressed hearts. The Baadshah of ghazal is no more but he will continue to live on in the hearts of millions across the globe whom he has enthralled with his silken voice. Jagjit Singh along with his wife Chitra delivered a number of hits that are matchless in composition and melody. Jagjit’s mesmerizing voice helped him align his name with stalwarts of ghazals that included Noor Jehan, Malika Pukhraj, Begum Akhtar, Talat Mahmood and Mehdi Hassan.



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  1. imtiaz shaukat said:

    No doubt the one chapter of Ghazal voice has closed but heand his voice will ever alive in the hearts of his fans .

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