Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, 70, continued to be critical on Saturday, a day after he underwent an emergency surgery after suffering a brain haemorrhage. “There is no change in his condition. He continues to be critical,” said Dr Ajith Menon, cardiologist at Lilavati Hospital. Singh has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra under Menon’s care.
Doctors said that Singh was being monitored in the intensive care unit and was breathing with the aid of a ventilator. “This is to confirm that Jagjit Singh's condition remains critical,” Niket Mehta, managing trustee of Lilavati Hospital, said in a statement released by the hospital on Saturday.
The hospital refused to give further details stating that they wished to respect the patient’s privacy.
Singh took ill on Friday hours before he was scheduled to perform along with Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali at a concert at Shanmukhananda Hall.
Ali, who performed at the Friday concert along with Hariharan, visited Singh at Lilavati Hospital on Saturday. Singer Anup Jalota also visited Singh at the hospital.
Singh shot to fame in the 1970s together with his wife Chitra. Singh had suffered a heart attack in 1998. He was hospitalised following blood circulation problems in 2007.