The Bollywood musicians think that Jagjit Singh’s death is a huge loss to music industry.
"I knew him well. I hoped he would come out of the coma. But the God willed otherwise. He worked very hard... sang from the heart. Listening to him, people got intoxicated”, she said.
Lata Mangeshkar’s Sister Asha Bhosle, who created iconic song ‘Dekh Ke Tumko’ along Jagjit Singh, said, “Listening to him was a soothing experience. If one wanted to get away from everyday stress, the best way was to play a Jagjit Singh record."
"I feel sad for his wife Chitra. She lost a son earlier, and now husband. She is very lonely now," she added and said that ‘Sarakti Jaye Hai Rukh Se Nakab Ahista’ is her favorite Ghazal.
The acclaimed lyricist Javed Akhtar said, “Jagjit Singh's death has caused an irreparable loss to the Hindi film and music industry."
"I first heard him when I attended an event at IIT Kanpur named 'Music Night by Jagjit and Chitra' while in school. He was an icon. There is nothing I can say to console his wife (Chitra). All I can say is that he will never be forgotten. I pray to god to give her the strength to recover from the loss," said Shubha Mudgal.
"I can't believe it. It was because of him that ordinary men could enjoy good Ghazal. We worked together in a jingle when I was just staring my career. He is the person who introduced the 12 string guitar and the bass guitar in ghazal singing, in a way no one could. I spoke to him recently. What a human being. It is a great loss”, said Usha Uttapa.