Jackson, who had lived as a virtual recluse since his acquittal in 2005 on charges of child molestation, had been scheduled to launch a comeback tour from London next month. The world's biggest-ever music stars had sold 75 crore albums.
Sukhwinder Singh: Michael Jackson was an international icon and he was such an inspiration. I see him perhaps as the best performer that ever existed. One did not need to meet him to feel the loss.
It is very sad to see that such a great and incredible superstar leave us so early. It's such a great loss to the international music and there nobody who can fill this vacuum in coming years. Watching him or listening to him was invigorating for musician's world over. Music lovers were waiting for his come back tours and they were all sold out concerts.
Singer/music director Raghav Sachar: From the very beginning, Michael Jackson has been my inspiration. As a matter of fact, during my concerts, I have been performing a lot of his numbers. I was even planning on going to London for his comeback concert in July as well and was really looking forward to it. This is an irreparable loss to the music industry and music lovers. There can never be another Michael Jackson. Icons are exclusive.
Jay Bhanushali: The news of Jackson's death came to me as shock. He was such a good performer. It is a big loss to the music industry. I have also heard that he was all set to make her comeback but suddenly his death has created shocked for his fans. He was a real legend when it comes to the world of melodious songs.
Longinus Fernandes: It is a sad demise. This is a big loss to entertainment world. We have grown watching him. He is a great source of inspiration. His music is eternal and will remain with us. I personally will live up to his dancing style.
Vikrant Massey: I have no words to say. I have been ardent his fan. I personally feel that he should be respected at least now when he is not there. He's is god's man. He belongs in paradise and is immortal. I really loved him; beside music world I think humanity will also miss him. I just want people put all the tags at rest. He was never into this. His legacy will live till end. There was only one Michael and no can be. It's sad to see people minting money on his death. He is in safe hands of god and I'm happy for it.
Tarun Mansukhani: He lived a sad life, he sang from the age of 5, no childhood no innocence we all hounded him till he locked himself up. We then crucified him, abused him called him weird and in return he gave us all music that has formed our memories. Be it our first love, first dance or our first break-up MJ was there. Finally now he can be in peace, finally he can be a child in his never land "
Rahul Sharma: "He was on a verge of comeback tour. He's left the lot of us asking for more. All of us are left with fond memories of this incredible artist. All of us are left with fond memories of him".
Hard Kaur: The queen of hip-hop, Hard Kaur says with deep regrets that "there can be only one like him. There's nobody before and after Michael Jackson .We salute him for his creations. He was the one who created original styles which reflected not only in his music but also his dance, clothes etc. We will miss him; there can be no one ever like him ever!!"
Gauhar Khan: It's the biggest loss to the music industry especially when he was known as the king of Pop. He has inspired the maximum people from around the world. MJ has left a cult behind him with his dancing style and especially with his moonwalk. I am in a complete shock and not yet used to the fact that MJ is no more. It's like you have to pinch yourself to get used to the fact that MJ is not around .