October 10, 2011 at 02:24 PM EDT

Indian singer Jagjit Singh has died at the age of 70, according to the AP. The prolific vocalist, who specialized in the musical form known as “ghazel,” was initially admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital on Sept. 23 after he suffered a brain hemorrhage. Singh released dozens of albums during his career. In a condolence message, India’s minister for information and broadcasting Ambika Soni said Singh’s death left a void that would be difficult to fill.

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