singer Jagjit Singh, known as much for his ghazals and bhajans as
for his work in Hindi cinema, died here Monday after a brain
haemorrhage. He was 70.
Singh, who breathed his last at 8 a.m., was admitted to Mumbai's
Lilavati Hospital on Sep 23 after he suffered brain haemorrhage.
He is survived by his wife Chitra Singh.
A Padma Bhushan award recipient, Singh has sung from many popular
Hindi films. He had also sung in several languages, including
Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati and Nepali.
Singh's career boasted a repertoire comprising 50 albums.
He gave voice to classic numbers like "Kal chaudhavin ki raat", "Honthon
se chhoo lo tum", "Koi ye kaise bataaye", "Woh kaagaz ki kashti",
"Chitthi Na Koi Sandesh", "Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho", "Yeh
daulat bhi le lo, yeh shohrat bhi le lo", "Tumko dekha toh ye
khayal aaya", "Jhuki jhuki si nazar", "Shaam se aankh mein namin
si hai", "Badi nazuk hai", "Hoshwaalon ko khabar kya" and "Kiska
Born on Feb 8, 1941 in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, Singh had four
sisters and two brothers and was known as Jeet by his family.
He was the first Indian composer and, together with wife Chitra,
the first recording artist in the history of Indian music to use
digital multi-track recording -- for the album "Beyond Time"
Singh also voiced his concern over the politicisation of arts and
culture in India and the lack of support for practitioners of
India's traditional art forms, particularly folk artists and