Ghazal maestro of international repute Jagjit Singh died at 8:10 am on Monday morning at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai.
Singh suffered a brain hemorrhage on September 23rd, after which he was rushed to the hospital for a life-saving surgery.
Dr. Sudhir Nandgaonkar, a spokesperson for Lilavati Hospital, released a statement that Singh was declared dead at 8:10 am after suffering a vicious hemorrhage.
The Ghazal King, as Singh was popularly known, sang in several languages including Urdu and Nepali. He sang for soundtracks of movies like Prem Geet, Tarqeeb, Sarfarosh, and Arth. This native of Rajasthan was also a recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushan award. He is survived by wife Chitra Singh, a ghazal singer in her own right.