Jagjit Singh undergoes heart surgery

NEW DELHI:

Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh has undergone heart surgery at the Escorts hospital here, a doctor said on May 10. According to sources at the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, the singer came to the hospital earlier this week with chest pain. “He has undergone surgery and is recovering fast,” a senior doctor said.

Doctors declined to divulge details.

The 66-year-old singer, who has been ailing on and off for a few months, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Bombay Hospital in Mumbai in October.

Some of Singh’s memorable ghazals are Hontho se chhoo lo tum, Jhuki jhuki si nazar, Tumko dekha to and Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho. — HNS