Jagjit Singh
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1941-02-08
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Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh Biography (Wikipedia)

Jagjit Singh, born Jagmohan Singh (8 February 1941 – 10 October 2011), was an iconic Indian Ghazal singer, composer and musician. Known as the "Ghazal King", he gained acclaim together with his wife, another renowned Indian ghazal singer Chitra Singh in the 1970s and 1980s. Their combination album comprising music from the films, Arth and Saath Saath is the HMV's largest selling combination album of all time.[citation needed] Sajda (An Offering, 1991), Jagjit Singh's magnum opus double album with Lata Mangeshkar holds the same record in non-film category.[citation needed] He sang in numerous languages. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the government of India in 2003. In February 2014, Government of India released a postal stamp in his honour.

Singh 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 and Saath Saath (1982), and TV serials Mirza Ghalib (1988) and Kahkashan (1991). Jagjit 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 a repertoire comprising over 80 albums, the range and breadth of his work has been regarded as genre-defining. He is the only composer and singer to have composed and recorded songs written by former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee – also a poet – in two albums, Nayi Disha (1999) and Samvedna (2002).[citation needed]

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Jagjit Singh
Shayad Main Zindagi
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Shayad Main Zindagi
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Jaate Jaate Woh Mujhe
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Jaate Jaate Woh Mujhe
Jagjit Singh
Kabhi khamosh Betho Ge
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Kabhi khamosh Betho Ge
Akhtar Azad, Jagjit Singh & Lata Mangeshkar
Allah Janta Hai (Heritage Track)
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Allah Janta Hai (Heritage Track)
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Woh Kaghaz Ki Kasthi
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Woh Kaghaz Ki Kasthi
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Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat
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Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat
Jagjit Singh
Huzoor Aapka Bhi Ahtraam
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Huzoor Aapka Bhi Ahtraam
Lata Mangeshkar
Har Taraf Har Jagha
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Har Taraf Har Jagha
Jagjit Singh
Tum Ko Dekha To Yeh Khayal Aaya
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Tum Ko Dekha To Yeh Khayal Aaya
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Sarakti Jaye Hai Rukh Se Naqab
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Sarakti Jaye Hai Rukh Se Naqab
Jagjit Singh
Apni Ankhon Ke Samandar
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Apni Ankhon Ke Samandar
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Kuchh Na Kuchh To Zuroor
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Kuchh Na Kuchh To Zuroor
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Apne hathon ki lakeeron
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Apne hathon ki lakeeron
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Hum Mein Hi Thi Na Koi Baat
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Hum Mein Hi Thi Na Koi Baat
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Gulshan Ki Faqat Phoolon Se Nahin
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Gulshan Ki Faqat Phoolon Se Nahin
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Yun Toh Guzar Raha Hai
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Yun Toh Guzar Raha Hai
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Allah Janta Hai
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Allah Janta Hai
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Bedona Modhur Hoye Jai
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Bedona Modhur Hoye Jai
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Punjabi Tappe (BBC Archive)
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Punjabi Tappe (BBC Archive)
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Zindagi Yun Hui Basar Tanha
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Zindagi Yun Hui Basar Tanha
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Woh Dil Hi Kya Tere Milne Ki
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Woh Dil Hi Kya Tere Milne Ki
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Aap Ko Dekh Kar Dekhta Reh Gaya
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Aap Ko Dekh Kar Dekhta Reh Gaya
Chitra Singh
Bahut Pehle Se Un Qadmon Ki Aahat
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Bahut Pehle Se Un Qadmon Ki Aahat
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Sham Se Aankh Main
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Sham Se Aankh Main
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Phir Se Mausam Baharon Ka
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Phir Se Mausam Baharon Ka
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Sarakti Jaye Hai Rukh
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Sarakti Jaye Hai Rukh
Jagjit Singh
Bohat khubsurat Hain Ankhein Tumhari
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Bohat khubsurat Hain Ankhein Tumhari
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Chand Ke Sath Kayee
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Chand Ke Sath Kayee
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Jai Ganesh Deva
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Jai Ganesh Deva
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Aisi Aankhein Nahi Dekhi
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Aisi Aankhein Nahi Dekhi
Playlists featuring Jagjit Singh
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