Vivek Singh News
Why is National Award-winning documentary And We play On not finding any takers?
And We play On, Pramod Purswane’s National Film Award-winning film on how hockey player Vivek Singh’s battled cancer does not interest many
“Yuvraj Singh recovered from cancer. A documentary was made on him, all corporates wanted to buy it and it was showcased to millions on national television,” says Rahul Singh. “Vivek Singh died of cancer. A documentary was made on him, it won the National Award, but no one is interested in releasing it.” Click here to read more
Jagjit Singh passes away
Renowned singer, Jagjit Singh passed away on Monday morning at 8am due to brain haemorrhage. The ghazal and bhajan singer had been under observation at the Lilavati hospital since September 23. He is survived by his wife Chitra Singh. His son, Vivek Singh had died earlier in 1990 in a road accident. Both husband and wife had gained their fame in the field of music. The ‘Ghazal king’ has rendered his voice in Hindi films like Prem Geet, Saath Saath, Arth, Sarfarosh and Tarqeeb. Besides Hindi, Jagjit Singh has also given his sung in Urdu, Punjabi and Nepali. The singer had also given his voice for ex-prime minister Atal Bihari Bajpayee’s poems in the albums Nayi Disha and Samvedna.
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Remembering Jagjit Singh
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