Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, who arrived in Mumbai to perform a concert, was admitted at the Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra after he suffered a brain hemorrhage and is in a critical state. The doctors performed a life-saving surgery on him. He is ion the ICU and under observation.
Popularly known as The Ghazal King and his wife Chitra Singh, also a renowned ghazal singer, were the first ever successful husband-wife ghazal singers in the history of recorded Indian music. Together, they are considered to be the pioneers of modern Ghazal singing and regarded as most successful recording artistes outside the realm of Indian film music. Jagjit Singh has sung in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Sindhi and Nepali languages. He was awarded India’s third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, in 2003.