Jagjit Singh died on October 10 due to brain haemorrhage. But the mesmerising voice that won him the tag of ‘ghazal king’ will remain fresh for generations to come
Indian ghazal king Jagjit Singh’s way of celebrating his 70th year was unique – he was aiming to complete 70 concerts by the end of the year. The man who gave ghazals a new lease of life managed only 46 such concerts before breathing his last. Singh, who learnt music under Pandit Chaganlal Sharma and then Ustad Jamaal Khan, rose to fame in the 1970s and 1980s with his lilting voice and refreshing style of rendering ghazals and devotional tracks. He was a Padma Bhushan awardee.
Born to a Sikh couple in Rajasthan on February 8, 1941, Singh went on to pursue post graduation in history from the Kurukshetra University in Haryana. Click here to read more