Jagjit Singh - The Ghazal King Biography | Wiki

Jagjit Singh was born on Feb 8, 1941 as Jagmohan Singh in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India. His parents were Amar Singh and Bachan Kaur from a namdhari Sikh family.

Biography of Ghazal King Jagjit Singh

Birth NameJagmohan Singh
BornFeb 8, 1941
DiedOct 10, 2011
OccupationGhazal Singer,
Song Writer,
Composer
Popular NameGhazal King
HonoursPadma Bhushan

Jagjit Singh was born on Feb 8, 1941 as Jagmohan Singh in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India.  His parents were Amar Singh and Bachan Kaur from a namdhari Sikh family. He did a post-graduate degree in history from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra after an arts degree from DAV College, Abohar.
Jagjit Singh - The Ghazal King Biography

During his student life, he learned music from some of famous musicians to enhance his natural talent. His father had hoped that Jagjit would become an engineer but in 1965, without the knowledge of his family, he moved to Mumbai.

He started his career as a jingle singer. He changed his namdhari look into a clean shaved young man. His first appearance was in a Gujarati production movie 'dharti na chhoru'. In 1967 he met Bengali Jingle singer Chitra dutta. She was a divorced lady, later married with Jagjit Singh in 1969. That time Pakistani ghazal singers were famous but Jagjit Singh and Chitra Singh started singing together.

In 1976 they released their first duet LP 'Unforgettable' which was a accepted by audience widely. Among their subsequent duo recordings of the 1970s were Shiv Kumar Batalvi – Birha da Sultan (1978), Live in Concert at Wembley (1979) and Come Alive (1979).

He won a number of awards including 'Sahitya Kala Academy Award' by Rajasthan Government, Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Sahitya Academy and Padma Bhushan Honours by Indian Government.

His discography contains more than 150 Albums, Among them Inteha, Jazbaat, Mirage, Koi Baat Chale, Mirza Ghalib, Parwaaz, Aaeena, Woh Kagaz ki Kashti, Awaaz, Silsilay, Chausar, Desires, Biraha Da Sultaan , Eternity are a few name got fame broadly.

Jagjit Singh suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on 23 September 2011 and after 10 days died in Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai.

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