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'Admirer' PM remembers Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh's musical legacy will continue to enchant and entertain millions of his fans, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday, condoling the death of the ghazal king who passed away in Mumbai.

"I am saddened to learn of Jagjit Singh's passing away. He was blessed with a golden voice. By making ghazals accessible to everyone, he gave joy and pleasure to millions of music lovers in India and abroad," a statement issued here said.

"I count myself among his admirers and share their sorrow. His music legacy will continue to enchant and entertain," he added.

Renowned singer Jagjit Singh, known as much for his ghazals and bhajans as for his work in Hindi cinema, died here Monday after a brain haemorrhage.

He was 70.

Jagjit Singh, who breathed his last at 8 a.m., was admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on Sep 23 after he suffered brain haemorrhage. He is survived by his wife Chitra Singh.

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