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    Jagjit Singh was born in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. He had four sisters and two brothers and he is known as Jeet by his family.

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    Jagjit Singh, 70, passed away at 8 am in Lilavati Hospital today (10th October 2011). He was admitted on September 23rd after he suffered brain haemorrhage in suburban Bandra.

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    In 2003, Jagjit Singh was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of India's highest civilian honours, by the Government of India. In 2006, he was presented the Padmashree Award from the Prime Minister. In the same year, he was also presented the Teacher's Achievement Awards.

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    Jagjit Singh married the popular singer Chitra Singh in 1969. They live in Vivek Singh Lane (a road dedicated to their son) on Breach Candy in Mumbai. Their only son, Vivek, died in a road accident in the early 1990s.

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    In January 1998, Jagjit Singh had a heart attack, which led him to quit smoking. In October 2007, he was hospitalized following blood circulation problems. He has been hospitalized in Lilawati Hospital at Mumbai on 23rd September 2011 due to brain hemorrhage and now he is in ICU undergoing major brain surgery.

 

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