Jagjit Singh

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Born In : SriGanganagar, Rajasthan, India
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Jagjit Singh, born Jagmohan Singh Dhiman (February 8, 1941-October 10, 2011), popularly known as “The Ghazal King” or “King of Ghazals,” was an Indian ghazal performer, composer, and musician. He sang in various languages and is credited with the resurgence and success of ghazal, a classical Indian art form, by  selecting poetry appropriate to the masses and writing them in a way that puts greater emphasis on the meaning of the words and melody they evoked. His style of composition and Gayaki (singing) are known as Bol-pradhan in terms of Indian Classical music, one that places emphasis on words.

Jagjit Singh music for movies like Prem Geet (1981), Arth (1982), Saath Saath (1982), and TV series Mirza Ghalib (1988) and Kahkashan (1991) highlighted this. Singh is regarded as the most influential ghazal singer and composer of all time, in terms of critical acclaim and commercial success. With a career spanning five decades, and numerous albums, his music’s breadth and reach is viewed as defining genre.

 

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