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jagjit Singh, born Jagmohan Singh) (8 February 1941 10 October 2011) was a prominent Indian Ghazal singer, songwriter and musician. Known as the Ghazal King, he gained acclaim together with his wife, another renowned Indian Ghazal singer Chitra Singh in the 1970s and 1980s. Their combination album comprising music from the films, Arth and Saath Saath is the HMVs largest selling combination album of all time. Sajda (An Offering, 1991), Jagjit Singhs magnum opus double album with Lata Mangesh. 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. In terms of Indian Classical music, his style of composing and Gayaki (singing) is considered as Bol pradhan, one that lays emphasis on words. He highlighted this in his music for films such as Prem Geet (1981), Arth and Saath Saath (1982), and TV serials Mirza Ghalib (1988) and Kahkashan (1991). Jagjit Singh is considered to be the most successful ghazal singer and composer of all time in terms of both critical acclaim and commercial success. With a career spanning over five decades and a repertoire comprising over 80 albums , the range and breadth of his work has been regarded as genre defining. He is the only composer and singer to have composed and recorded songs written byPrime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee also a critically acclaimed poet in two albums, Nayi Disha (1999) and Samvedna (2002). Singhs 1987 album, Beyond Time, was the first digitally recorded release in India. He was regarded as one of Indias most influential artistes. Together with sitar legend Ravi Shankar and other leading figures of Indian classical music and literature, Singh voiced his concerns over politicisation of arts and culture in India and lack of support experienced by the practitioners of India s traditional art forms, particularly He also lent active support to several philanthropic endeavors such as the library at St. Marys School, Mumbai, Bombay Hospital, CRY, Save the Children and ALMA. Fame He also lent active support to several philanthropic endeavors such as the library at St. Marys School, Mumbai, Bombay Hospital, CRY, Save the Children and ALMA.He also lent active support to several philanthropic endeavors such as the library at St. Marys School, Mumbai, Bombay Hospital, CRY, Save the Children and ALMA. Best GHAZAL: * Indian Hindi Ghazal Jagjit Singh Aap Ko Dekh kar One of the best ghazals of Jagjit Singh.There is so much truth reflected in this ghazal. * Jhut wale kahi se kahi badh gaye......? Aur mai tha ke sach bolta reh gaya... Subhanallah. * Main Aur Meri Tanhai..... * Benaam Sa Ye Dard... * Tumko Dekha to ye khayal aya jindgi dhup ........

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