Popularly known as 'The King of Ghazals', Jagjit Singh was born in Rajasthan
He was a post-graduate in History from Kurukshetra University in Haryana
He received training in classical music by Ustad Jamal Khan of the Senia Gharaana
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
He has sung songs in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Sindhi and Nepali
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)
He married singer Chitra in 1969, and composed and sung many duets with her
The couple released 'The Unforgettable' album in 1976, and their work was highly appreciated
'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
He sang with Lata Mangeshkar in the album called 'Sajda'
The singer shared a great rapport with legendary lyricist Gulzar
For his immense contribution to music, Singh was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2003
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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