Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh
1941 - 2011

Jagjit Singh  Indian Singer


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Indian Singer Jagjit Singh was born on 8th February, 1941 in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India and passed away on 10th Oct 2011 aged 70. They is most remembered for Ghazal. Their zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Jagjit Singh is a member of the following lists: 1941 births, Punjabi people and Recipients of the Padma Bhushan.


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First Name Jagjit
Last Name Singh
Full Name at Birth Jagjit Singh
Alternative Name Jagjitji
Age 70 (age at death) years
Birthday 8th February, 1941
Birthplace Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India
Died 10th October, 2011
Build Slim
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Hindu
Ethnicity Asian/Indian
Nationality Indian
Occupation Text Composer, Singer, Music Director, Activist, Entrepreneur
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Ghazal
Music Genre (Text) Ghazal, Classical, Devotional, Folk
Year(s) Active 1965–2011, 1961–2011, 1960–2011
Instrument (text) Vocals, Harmonium, Tanpura, Piano
Record Label EMI, HMV, Saregama, Universal Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Polydor, TIPS, Venus, T-Series, Magna Sound, Big Music, Times Music, Universal, Sony BMG, CBS, BIG, Times

Jagjit Singh, born Jagmohan Singh Dhiman (8 February 1941 – 10 October 2011), popularly known as "The Ghazal King" or "King of Ghazals", was an Indian Ghazal singer, composer and musician. He sang in numerous languages and is credited for the revival and popularity of ghazal, an Indian classical art form, by choosing poetry that was relevant to the masses and composing them in a way that laid more emphasis on the meaning of words and melody evoked by them. In terms of Indian Classical music, his style of composing and Gayaki (singing) is considered as Bol-pradhan, one that lays emphasis on words. He highlighted this in his music for films such as Prem Geet (1981), Arth (1982) , and Saath Saath (1982), and TV serials Mirza Ghalib (1988) and Kahkashan (1991). Singh is considered to be the most successful ghazal singer and composer of all time in terms of critical acclaim and commercial success. With a career spanning five decades and many albums, the range and breadth of his work has been regarded as genre-defining.

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