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Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh passes away

Last updated on: October 10, 2011 10:49 IST
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Jagjit SinghNoted ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Lilavati hospital in Bandra last week due to brain hemorrhage, passed away this morning at 8.10 am. He was 70.

According to the spokesperson of Lilavati hospital, the singer was on all life support system and was suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD).

The singer had also undergone an emergency surgery to remove clots in his brain when he was brought to the hospital on September 23. He was scheduled to perform along side Pakistani ghaza singer Ghulam Ali at a concert at Shanmukhananda Hall when he suffered the hemorrhage.

Singh had had a history of heart ailments. In January 1998, he suffered a heart attack. In October 2007, he was hospitalised following blood circulation problems.

The singer is survived by wife Chitra Singh. The couple's only son Vivek had died in a car accident in the 1990s.

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