Mumbai: Veteran singer Jagjit Singh, who is responsible for churning out finest ghazals in Bollywood, has left his fans in a state of shock. Reacting to the news of maestro’s death, celebrities took to Twitter to express their feelings. Many playback singers also expressed shock when Zeenews contacted them. Here’s what they tweeted:
Talking to Zeenews playback singer Suresh Wadkar said, “It’s a great loss for the Indian music fraternity. It’s a rude shock.”
Javed Akhtar: The voice of Ghazal ends with Jagjit Singh. His death has caused an irreparable loss to the Hindi film and music industry.
Lata Mangeshkar: I knew him well. I hoped he would come out of the coma. But the God willed otherwise. He worked very hard... sang from his heart. Listening to him, people got intoxicated.
Asha Bhonsle: 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.
Usha Uttup: 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.
Ghulam Ali: He was very close to me. We met for the first time in 1976 in London and since then our bond only strengthened. He was a very jolly person. I have had the opportunity to join him in many sittings and now that he is no more, I am deeply bereaved. I visited Lilavati Hospital twice, thrice…but only returned seeing him in unconscious state. He was a strong pillar in the world of music. May his soul rest in peace.”
Anand Raj Anand: It’s a big loss to the nation, film industry. The common man has lost his voice… When we drive our cars, we drive with peace only when we listen to his ghazals…
Jaspinder Narula: It’s a very sad moment… I am reminded of my childhood… When I was 10 years old I once shared the stage with uncle (Jagjit Singh)… just can’t forget those moments.
Sushma Swaraj: Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh is no more. His songs were part of our lives. It is a terrible loss.
Shreya Ghoshal: Jagjit Ji passes away. One of the saddest day for all us music lovers. The golden voice will not song anymore. Rest in peace.
Narendra Modi: RIPjagjitsingh He was to be here with us a few days back but could not, due to his ill-health. So sad! Gujarat has lost a wellwisher in him
Ranveer Singh: Chithi na koi sandesh jane wo kaun sa desh jahan tm chale gaye.RIP jagjit singh d ghazal legend
Shah Rukh Khan: Uff so sad to hear of the demise of jagjit singhji. May Allah bless his soul.
Lara Dutta: Very saddened to hear of the demise of Jagjit singh! May his soul rest in peace.
Rajdeep Sardesai: 'Tumko Dekha to Yeh Khyal aya': will play the song tonight and remember the man and the voice. Jagjit Singh RIP.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Terribly shocked to hear the sad demise of Jagjit Singhji, in u i have lost a dear friend, yr soulful songs will remain till eternity.
Mahesh Bhatt: Just heard… that Jagjit Singh has passed away! My film ARTH would not have touched the hearts of millions of people without the contribution of Jagjit Singh. Thank you
Sophie_Choudry: This cannot be true. Am absolutely devastated. R.I.P Jagjit Singh. This cannot be true. His voice moved ppl to tears & so will this news. A true gift to music. Am absolutely devastated. R.I.P Jagjit Singh
Celina Jaitly: Shocked to hear the golden voiced jagjit Singhji passed away ,we have lost our magnificent ghazal maestro & a wonderful human being
Shabana Azmi: Kisi ki nazar lag gayi hai kala ki duniya ko..jagjit singh no more. His contribution to the ghazal in India is unparallelled.big loss
Barkha Dutt: tum itna jo muskura rahe ho, kya gham hai jisko chhupa rahe ho... searingly beautiful and true. RIP Jagjit Singh
Shekhar Kapur: A heart tht captured millions thru poetry n song. G'bye Jagjit, dear friend
Ronit Bose Roy: Remembering all the times I met Jagjit Singh ji and the fondness he afforded me. A huge loss. R.I.P. Jagjitji.
Music that defined a whole generation of Indians. RIP Jagjit Singh!
Akshay Kumar: Saddened to know 'The Ghazal King', Jagjit Singh is no more. Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho, this song makes me misty-eyed.
Suhel Seth: I remember, after their son's death, Jagjit and Chitra never sang together...Chitra didn't want to. Jagjit's pain was not less the evident.
Vishal Dadlani: Farishton ab to sone do, Kabhi fursat mein kar lena hisaab, aahista, aahista. RIP Jagjit Singh Saab.
Anubhav Sinha: Ab tumse rukhsat hota hun, Aao sambhalo saaz-e-ghazal.... naye tarane chhedo, mere naghmon ko neend aati hai...
Shahana Goswami: 1 of the most soulful voices has been put to rest. His voice will stay with us, I wish he too had. A heartfelt hug Jagjit ji, wherever u r.
Vivek Oberoi: RIP Ghazal legend Jagjit Singhji...a maestro whose talent touched the hearts of millions
Kunal Kohli: I shot a video with Jagjitji years ago. After that whenever I met him he was always so friendly and warm. What a humble man. RIP sir. Words fail to express his brilliance,humility,sense of humour,goodness. Will miss you sir. Jagjit Singh. RIP
Shekhar Ravjiani: My mentor Shri Jagjit Singh passed away. Feels like a part of me is dead. God bless his soul and my condolences to his entire family.
Priyanka Chopra: Just landed into Mumbai 2 the shocking news of Jagjit Singh's demise.What a loss for us all.He was an institution & will b sorely missed.RIP
Kailash Kher: Aaj ek aur achchhe aadmi ka dehaant ho gayaa.. Aaj Sangeet ka ek aur suraj bujh gayaa.. Ghazal ki Aatma ki Aawaz Shaant Ho gayee..
Meghna Gulzar: Your sense of humour, candid laughter and the treasure of your talent will always be unforgettable.. RIP Jagjit ji. May God bestow all the strength and solace to Chitra ji to cope with her loss. #prayers.
Minnisha Lamba: After silence that which comes nearest to expressing d inexpressible is your voice sir. Your golden voice will be cherished #RIPJagjitSingh
Sameera Reddy: Jagjit Singh was a major influence on me. He touched us thru his music in such beautiful ways.. It is a very sad day! RIP Jagjit Ji.. :(
Sonu Nigam: So sad to see the great Jagjit Singhji,losing the battle to death..Very unlikely for the strong willed person tht he was..God bless his soul