Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh breathed his last on 10th October, 2011, leaving a large void in the musical world as the world mourned his loss.
(L-R) Amitabh Bachchan, Javed Akhtar and Jagjit Singh seem engrossed in a conversation.
A file photo of renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh with producer-director J Om Prakash, singer Mohmmed Aziz, music director Rajesh Roshan and lyricist Indeever.
A file photo of renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh during the song recording of Sitam on 20th June, 1981.
File photo of the artist with his wife Chitra Singh in their prime.
A rare treat for his fans! Jagjit Singh shaking a leg with a traditional music group.
A photograph of the noted singer during his days of post-graduation from 1963-64 from Kurukshetra University.
Jagjit Singh underwent surgery after he suffered a brain hemorrhage.
Jagjit's music became popular through films like Prem Geet (1981), Arth and Saath Saath (1982).
Jagjit Singh with music director Uttam Singh release memnto Ishq Di Mala.
Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh breathed his last on Monday morning. Reacting to the news of the singer's death, celebrities took to Twitter. Here's what they said:
@AmitabhBachan: Today we have lost one of the most talented individuals of our time. Your music and memory will live on forever. RIP Mr. Jagjit Singh. -AB
@iamsrk: Uff so sad to hear of the demise of jagjit singhji. May Allah bless his soul.
@akshaykumar: Saddened to know 'The Ghazal King', Jagjit Singh is no more. Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho, this song makes me misty-eyed, especially today. RIP Jagjit Singh.
@kjohar25: I grew up listening to the brilliance of Jagjit Singh..my mother was a big fan and then made me one...RIP sir!!! Loss of a true legend...
@AzmiShabana: Kisi ki nazar lag gayi hai kala ki duniya ko..jagjit singh no more. His contribution to the ghazal in India is unparallelled.big loss
@DuttaLara: Very saddened to hear of the demise of Jagjit singh! May his soul rest in peace.
@Riteishd: R.I.P Jagjit Singh Saab
@vivek_oberoi: RIP Ghazal legend Jagjit Singhji...a maestro whose talent touched the hearts of millions
@NeilNMukesh: Heard the sad news of Jagjit singh ji. Truly a legend. My fav song of his. "Hosh waalon ko khabar kya ..bekhudi kya cheez hai"RIP
@taran_adarsh: Jagjit Singh. RIP.
@ranvirshorey: RIP, Jagjit Singh.
@Sophie_Choudry: This cannot be true. His voice moved ppl to tears & so will this news. A true gift to music. Am absolutely devastated. R.I.P Jagjit Singh
Other Tweeple react
@suhelseth: Saraki ti jaaye hain...Jagjit Singh made the common people appreciate the nuances of ghazals by explaining them and then rendering them...
@sardesairajdeep: 'Tumko Dekha to Yeh Khyal aya': will play the song tonight and remember the man and the voice. Jagjit Singh RIP.
@BDUTT: tum itna jo muskura rahe ho, kya gham hai jisko chhupa rahe ho... searingly beautiful and true. RIP Jagjit Singh
@sonamohapatra: The reason why my sisters @MadhumitaM1 & @Pratichee christened me as a 'Ghuzzler' in my 9th standard , no more . Jagjit Singh . RIP
@shrutipathak9: Jagjit singh passes away... Really sad to hear about that... The gazal world will miss him! Its such a loss!
@SushmaSwarajBJP: Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh is no more. His songs were part of our lives. It is a terrible loss
@neeta_lulla: Respects to Jagjit Singh ji one of our most wonderful gazal singer he touched our hearts and lives with beautiful songs we will miss him.