File photo of Jagjit Singh.
File photo of Jagjit Singh.

Singer Jagjit Singh's condition stable but critical: Doctors

United News of India

Mumbai, September 24, 2011

The condition of renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, who underwent surgery in the Lilavati Hospital after he suffered brain haemorrhage, is stable but critical, hospital authorities said today.

The 71-year-old Singh was put on life support system and ventilator following the emergency surgery late last night.

His wife Chitra Singh is with him in hospital.

Singh has been suffering from high blood pressure for the past few years.

The veteran singer was to perform at a concert with the famed Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali at Shanmukhananda Auditorium here last evening, but his show was cancelled after he suffered brain haemorrhage.

In January 1998, Singh had suffered a heart attack. In October 2007, he was hospitalised following blood circulation problems.

Known as the "Ghazal King" of India, Jagjit Singh and Chitra are considered the pioneers of modern ghazal singing in the country.