Tearful adieu to Ghazal King
Mumbai: Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh was bid a tearful adieu by family, friends and admirers today. The mortal remains of the 70-year-old legend were brought from Leelavati Hospital to his Pedder Road residence in South Mumbai, where people paid their last respects.
The funeral took place at the Chandanwadi electric crematorium in Marine Lines. The last rites were conducted by Singh`s brother Kartar Singh Dhiman in the presence of his grandsons–Armaan and Umer Chowdhary.
Lyricist-composer Gulzar, Javed Akthar, actor-politician Raj Babbar, singer Roopkumar Rathod, Sonu Nigam, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar were prominent among those who attended the funeral.
A Padma Bhushan recipient, Singh was admitted to the hospital on September 23 and was in the ICU since then. His condition had deteriorated in the last few days and he was on life support. The veteran singer breathed his last on Monday at 8.10 am.