Monday, 10 October 2011

Jagjit Singh Passes Away

Jagjit Singh, known as The Ghazal King, has passed away after suffering from a brain haemorrage. The 70 year old singer passed away this morning at 8:10am Indian time in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital on 23rd September just hours before he was due to give a concert in the city.

During is 50 year career he worked as a playback singer in Bollywood, produced over 80 albums and sung together with his wife Chitra. Jagjit Singh is credited with reviving the populatiy of the Ghazal art form. He was awarded India's third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, in 2003.

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