Rare pictures of Jagjit Singh: Remembering the Ghazal maestro on his 77th birth anniversary

Feb 08, 2018, 11:00 IST
  • Rare pictures of Jagjit Singh: Remembering the Ghazal maestro on his 77th birth anniversary

    Popularly known as 'The King of Ghazals', Jagjit Singh was born in Rajasthan

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    He was a post-graduate in History from Kurukshetra University in Haryana

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    He received training in classical music by Ustad Jamal Khan of the Senia Gharaana

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  • Rare pictures of Jagjit Singh: Remembering the Ghazal maestro on his 77th birth anniversary

    For his ghazals, Singh chose poetry that was relevant to the masses and was known for the revival and popularity of the form. His career spanned over five decades, during which he released 80 albums

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    He has sung songs in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Sindhi and Nepali

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    He was the only composer and singer to have composed and recorded songs written by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee - also a critically acclaimed poet - in two albums, Nayi Disha (1999) and Samvedna (2002)

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  • Rare pictures of Jagjit Singh: Remembering the Ghazal maestro on his 77th birth anniversary

    He married singer Chitra in 1969, and composed and sung many duets with her

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  • Rare pictures of Jagjit Singh: Remembering the Ghazal maestro on his 77th birth anniversary

    The couple released 'The Unforgettable' album in 1976, and their work was highly appreciated

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  • Rare pictures of Jagjit Singh: Remembering the Ghazal maestro on his 77th birth anniversary

    'Hoton Se Choo Lo Tum', 'Hosh Waalon Ko' and 'Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahey Ho' are among his most memorable Bollywood numbers, and remain popular as ever

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    He sang with Lata Mangeshkar in the album called 'Sajda'

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    The singer shared a great rapport with legendary lyricist Gulzar

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    For his immense contribution to music, Singh was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2003

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On the Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh's 77th birth anniversary, we pay a tribute to the legend with a collection of rare images from his life and career

 

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