Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh was an iconic Indian Ghazal singer, composer and musician. Known as the “Ghazal King”. He sang in numerous languages. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the government of India in 2003. In February 2014, Government of India released a postal stamp in his honour. Singh is credited for the revival and popularity of ghazal, an Indian classical art form, by choosing poetry that was relevant to the masses and composing them in a way that laid more emphasis on the meaning of words and melody evoked by them. He was regarded as one of India’s most influential artists.

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