Jagjit Singh’s Funeral Attended by Fans, Friends and Film Fraternity

Jagjit Singh’s Funeral Attended by Fans, Friends and Film Fraternity

One of the biggest names in music and Ghazal king, Jagjit Singh died due to complications from brain hemorrhage on October 10, 2011. With a career spanning over 50 years and more than 80 albums, he was truly the genre-defining musician of all times. Jagjit Singh has sung memorable songs in movies like Prem Geeth, Arth, Saath Saath and Sarfarosh.

The funeral was attended by the who’s who of the music and film fraternity, friends, family and countless fans. Jagjit Singh’s wife Chitra Singh, an established singer herself was a picture of silent resignation, trying to hide her tears in dark glasses. The couple had lost their only son Vivek back in 1990 in a freak car accident.

Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj, Pakistani musician, singer Ghulam Ali, lyricist Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, actors Shah Rukh Khan, Shabana Azmi, Vinod Khanna, Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Ila Arun, Yash Chopra, Subash Ghai, Madhur Bhandarkar, Raza Murzad, Roopkumar Rathod, music composers Kalyanji, Shekhar Ravjiani etc attended the funeral. In fact, Ghulam Ali was supposed to perform with Jagjit Singh but the concert got cancelled when the maestro suffered brain hemorrhage.

Jagjit Singh’s brother Kartar along with his grandsons Armaan and Umer Chowdhary conducted the last rites as the singer’s own son is no more. We at BOB.IN will truly miss Jagjit Singh and his incomparable contribution to music, may his soul rest in peace.



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