Jagjit Singh: Unforgettable!

By Hindustan Times

NEW DELHI, Oct. 11 -- The King of Ghazal is no more but his legacy will live on. Jagjit Singh, 70, passed away on Monday morning at Mumbai's Lilavati hospital. The singer was admitted there on September 23 following brain haemorrhage and was on life support since.

As the news became public, condolence messages began pouring in from fans and close friends in the industry. "Today, I feel that not only has the world of ghazal music lost its voice in India, we've lost a great friend. He was a great composersinger. I've known him for over 31 years and we've been associated not just for songs but he was also an active campaigner in our fight for copyrights," says lyricist Javed Akhtar, who composed two albums with Singh Silsilay (1998) and Soz (2002). "Yeh ek bahut bada loss hua hai. Bahut afsos hua sun ke," says Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, who sang with Jagjit Singh in a