Press Trust of India
October 10, 2011 16:09 IST
Tragedy has been a constant companion of Chitra Singh, who with her husband Jagjit Singh, pulled the ghazal genre out of the drawing room of the elite and brought it to the masses.
"I can imagine her plight and how lonely she must be feeling," singer Asha Bhosle said, reacting to Jagjit Singh's death this morning after a massive stroke.
In 2009, Monica Chaudhry, the 49-year-old daughter of Chitra Singh from her first marriage, committed suicide at her residence at suburban Bandra.
In 1990, Jagjit and Chitra's son Vivek died in a car crash which left the couple devastated. Jagjit went silent for six months only to emerge stronger with some of his finest works such as Sajda with Lata Mangeshkar, Someone Somewhere, Hope, Kahkashan (recorded with Ali Sardar Jaffri for a teleserial), Silsilay with Javed Akhtar, Marasim with Gulzar and Samvedna (featuring former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's poems). However, Chitra Singh lost her voice after the tragedy.