Jagjit Singh
(1941-2011)
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Jagjit Singh
 
Birth :
Feb 08, 1941
 
Passing :
Oct 10, 2011
 
 
 
 
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Late Shri Jagjit Singh (February 1941 – 10 October 2011) is a prominent Indian ghazal singer. He gained acclaim together with his wife, another renowned Indian ghazal singer Chitra Singh, as the first ever successful duo (husband-wife) act in the history of recorded Indian music. Together, they are considered to be the pioneers of the modern ghazal singing and regarded as the most successful recording artistes outside the realm of Indian film music. He sings in Punjabi languagePunjabi (his mother tongue), Hindi, Urdu, Bengali languageBengali, Gujarati languageGujarati and Nepali languageNepali languages. He was awarded Padmabhushan in 2003, the third highest civilian honour, for his contribution to music by the Government of India.

He is considered to be the most successful ghazal singer of all time, in terms of both critical acclaim and commercial success, having made the genre synonymous with his name during a career spanning over four decades. He is the only composer and singer to have composed and recorded songs written by an incumbent Prime Minister - Atal Behari Vajpayee, also a critically acclaimed poet - in two albums, “Nayi Disha” (1999) and “Samvedna” (2002). He is also the first Indian composer, and together with his wife Chitra Singh, the first recording artist in the history of Indian music to use digital multi-track recording for their (India’s first digitally recorded) album, “Beyond Time” (1987).


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A True Hero....

He is considered to be the most successful ghazal singer of all time, in terms of both critical acclaim and commercial success, having made the genre synonymous with his name during a career spanni...

M ( Other ) Oct 12, 2011
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Amazing personality, humble man with great voice. 

tom ( Other ) Jan 15, 2014

He was a very noble man. May god bless him...

Avinash ( Other ) Oct 12, 2011
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