Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar said that Singh's death was a big loss for the music industry. "I knew him well. I hoped he would come out of the coma. But the God willed otherwise."
Stating that Jagjit brought ghazals into the mainstream, Lata said, "He worked very hard... sang from the heart. Listening to him, people got intoxicated."
LataAsha Bhosale said hearing Jagjit's ghazals brought peace to the mind. "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."
Asha described Sarakti Jaye Hai Rukh Se Nakab Ahista.. as her favourite Jagjit ghazal.
"I feel sad for his wife Chitra. She lost a son earlier, and now husband. She is very lonely now," Asha said.