Chitra said, “I think he deserves the Bharat Ratna, no less. The country must give him his due. Manmohan Singh-ji released two commemorative stamps onFebruary 8 of Jagjit-ji. That was okay. But what about the recognition that Jagjit Saab deserves”.
Chitra Singh, who herself was a renowned singer during 70’s and 80’s, had been constantly persuading the Indian government for many years in this regard.
She says, “They gave Jagjit-ji the Padma Bhushan in 2003. Eleven years have passed since. Every year we expected him to get the Bharat Ratna”.