Islamabad: Ghazal King Jagjit Singh`s death
was widely mourned in Pakistan with the media carrying the
story as the banner on their websites, a sign of how popular
the Indian singer was here.
State-run news agency of Pakistan
said Singh`s "silky" voice ruled during early 80`s in films
like `Prem Geet`, `Saath Saath` and `Arth`.
"However, his major work is spread over more than 60 filmy
and non filmy albums," it said.
Incidentally, Singh was admitted just hours before he was
to perform with Pakistani ghazal maestro, Ghulam Ali, in
Mumbai on September 23.
From the influential `Dawn` to `The Express Tribune` and
the `The News` dailies, Singh`s death was the lead story on
APP said Singh was the first Indian music director to use
the technique of multi-track recording for his album `Beyond
The 70-year-old singer, who rediscovered the ghazal genre
for common Indian in 70s and 80s, was admitted to the Lilavati
hospital. He underwent surgery but did not recover and was
kept on life support.
Credited with freeing ghazal from the shackles of
complexity, Singh brought a simplicity and lyrical quality to
the genre, which was uniquely his own and instantly acclaimed
by music lovers.