Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Oct 10, 2011, 11:55 AM IST
New Delhi: Renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, who sufferred brain haemorrhage a few days back passed away on Monday.
70-year-old ghazal maestro was in hospital for more than two weeks.
Singh was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra after the singer suffered a brain haemorrhage following which he underwent a surgery on the same day.
However, his condition was stated to be critical since then.
Singh was admitted just hours before he was to perform with another Ghazal maestro, Ghulam Ali, in Mumbai.
Popularly known as ‘The Ghazal King’ Jagjit is survived by his wife Chitra Singh.
His popular ghazals include Honto ko chulo tum, jhuki jhuki si nazar, patta-patta boota-boota hall hamara, who kagaz ki kashti, hosh walon ko khabar kya. He also sang a popular bhajan hey ram!
Jagjit Singh has had a history of heart ailments for which he was on blood thinners, which are suspected to have triggered the damage. The 70-year-old singer also suffered from hypertension.