MUMBAI, India (Oct. 10) - Famous Indian singer Jagjit Singh has passed away today (Monday, Oct. 10) morning at Lilavati hospital in Mumbai at the age of 70. Popularly known as the "Ghazal King", Singh sang in a number of languages.
|Jagjit Singh and Chitra Singh |
Jagjit Singh, who was famed for his semi-classical Ghazal songs, suffered from a stroke in September and had been in a coma in hospital ever since.
India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday expressed his condolence on the death of noted ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, saying he would be remembered for his "golden voice".
Noting that he is among Jagjit's admirers, the Prime Minister said he shared the sorrow of his fans.
He is survived by his wife, Chitra Singh, who herself is also a leading ghazal singer. They had commercial success with songs recorded together in the 1970s and 1980s.
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