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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"Jagjit Singh is much better" - Gulzar

The Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh had a near-stroke. Now recuperating at Bombay Hospital he's doing well.

Close friend and colleague Gulzar who has been keeping a close vigil on Jagjit's health says, "I sent him a message this morning saying, 'Please don't listen to Ghazals like Bahadur Shah Zafar's ‘Lagta nahin dil mera’, listen to numbers like ‘Beedi jalay le’ and you'll be fine."

According to the inimitable Gulzar Saab the best way to dodge thoughts of mortality is laughing at death. "Jagjit blood pressure fell really low. It could've been a stroke. But a friend who works at Bombay Hospital took care of everything. Jagjit will soon be fine. But he needs to stop working so hard."

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