Ghazal King, Jagjit Singh was “killed” on twitter late this September when rumored tweets started going around of his death leading to thousands of fans tweeting their condolences while he was still in stable condition at the hospital after his brain hemorrhage. Unfortunately this rumor, is no longer a rumor, the talented man loved by all passed away in the early morning hours of October 10, 2011 in India.
The 70-year-old singer was still optimistic about his recovery after his surgery, but with little doubt it can be said, his history of hypertension and heart ailments did not make the recovery easy. The talented singer and his wife, Chitra Singh rose to fame in the late 1970’s with their music and he was a pioneer in the music industry using techniques far more advanced than his time. He sang in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Nepali, he has even composed music for a few Bollywood movies.
The music industry has lost a loved legend today, of course the world is mourning. Many stars have been tweeting their condolences to the world.
Actress Celina Jaitley tweeted:
Shocked to hear the golden voiced jagjit Singhji passed away ,we have lost our magnificent ghazal maestro & a wonderful human being.
Singer Sophie Choudhry tweeted:
This cannot be true. Am absolutely devastated. R.I.P Jagjit Singh.
This cannot be true. His voice moved ppl to tears & so will this news. A true gift to music. Am absolutely devastated. R.I.P Jagjit Singh.
Singer Shreya Ghoshal tweeted:
Jagjit Ji passes away. One of the saddest day for all us music lovers. The golden voice will not song anymore. Rest in peace.
Actress Preity Zinta tweeted:
May god give peace to Mr. Jagjit Singh’s soul ! He was the king of poetry & soulful music; He will live in our hearts forever…. R.I.P
Our love and condolences go out to Jagjit Singh’s family. An irreplaceable man, his voice is his greatest legacy and he will never be forgotten. May he Rest In Peace.
RIP Jagjit Singh
February 8, 1941 – October 10, 2011