The demise of the maestro Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh has saddened his fans and Bollywood alike.
The singer, Sukhwinder Singh who is closely associated with Jagjit Singh said that Jagjit Singh’s death has created a void in his life.
“Jagjit ji was not just a great singer, but he was a great human being too. For me, he was like an elder of the family. His passing away has created a permanent void in my life. He used to call me beta," said the singer.
“Whenever I saw Jagjit ji perform, he was always very comfortable on stage or in the recording studios. Him compositions were full of pain and from them emerged unparalleled melody," he added.
“This morning when my phone rang, I was chanting the Hanuman Chalisa. When I read the text messages, I found out that Jagjit ji has passed away. I prayed to Baba Bholenath to take Jagjit ji in his shelter. May his soul rest in peace. Ghazals will not be the same again," rued the singer.
It’s not just Sukhwinder Singh but also other celebrities who are saddened by the news.
Amitabh Bachchan said, “The sonorous silk voice of Jagjit Singh silent now! A great loss to the world of music and Ghazal. Prayers and condolences."
"Uff so sad to hear of the demise of Jagjit Singhji. May Allah bless his soul,” Shah Rukh said.
"Saddened to know 'The Ghazal King', Jagjit Singh is no more. Tum Itna job Muskura Rahe ho, this song makes me misty-eyed, especially today. RIP Jagjit Singh,” said Akshay Kumar.
"Kisi Ki Nazar lag gayi hai kala ki duniya ko..jagjit singh no more. His contribution to the ghazal inIndiais unparallelled.big loss”, said Shabana Azmi on whom the legendary Ghazal ‘Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahe Ho’ was pasteurized.
“Very saddened to hear of the demise of Jagjit singh! May his soul rest in peace,” tweeted Lara Dutta.