Jagjit Singh is a prominent Indian Ghazal singer, composer, music director, activist and entrepreneur. Popularly known as “THE GHAZAL KING” he gained acclaim together with his wife, another renowned Indian Ghazal singer Chitra Singh, in the 1970s and 1980s, as the first ever successful duo act (husband-wife) in the history of recorded Indian music. Together, they are considered to be pioneers of modern Ghazal singing and regarded as most successful recording artistes outside the realm of Indian film music. He has sung in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Sindhi and Nepali languages. He was awarded India’s third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, in 2003.


Jagjit Singh is the first Indian composer, and together his wife Chitra Singh the first recording artist in the history of Indian music to use digital multi-track recording for their album, Beyond Time (1987). He is regarded as one of India’s most influential artistes. Jagjit singh is considered to be most successful Ghazal singer and composer of all the time, in terms of both critical acclaim and commercial success. With a career spanning over five decades and a repertoire comprising 80 albums the range and breadth of his work has been regarded as genre-defining.


Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, 70, underwent a surgery at Lilavati Hospital in Bandra in Friday after he suffered a brain haemorrhage. Doctors at hospital performed an emergency surgery on Singh. His condition was described as “critical” and doctors continued to monitor him in the intensive care unit. On 23rd September 2011, he was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilawati Hospital for brain haemorrhage. He was supposed to perform the same evening with Pakistan Ghazal artist Ghulam Ali in Mumbai.  The whole Bollywood wishes Jagjit Singh for his speedy recovery.


We at Dhinchak Mumbai wish The Ghazal King Jagjit Singh to get well soon and a speedy recovery. Waiting for many more ‘Hoton se chulo tum’ & ‘Hosh walo ko khabar kya’ .

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