Jagjit Singh's 71st birth anniversary

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Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh breathed his last on 10th October, 2011, leaving a large void in the musical world as the world mourned his loss.

Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh breathed his last on 10th October, 2011, leaving a large void in the musical world as the world mourned his loss.

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A file photo of renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh with producer-director J Om Prakash, singer Mohmmed Aziz, music director Rajesh Roshan and lyricist Indeever.

A file photo of renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh with producer-director J Om Prakash, singer Mohmmed Aziz, music director Rajesh Roshan and lyricist Indeever.

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A file photo of renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh during the song recording of Sitam on 20th June, 1981.

A file photo of renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh during the song recording of Sitam on 20th June, 1981.

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File photo of the artist with his wife Chitra Singh in their prime.

File photo of the artist with his wife Chitra Singh in their prime.

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A photograph of the noted singer during his days of post-graduation from 1963-64 from Kurukshetra University.

A photograph of the noted singer during his days of post-graduation from 1963-64 from Kurukshetra University.

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Jagjit's music became popular through films like Prem Geet (1981), Arth and Saath Saath (1982).

Jagjit's music became popular through films like Prem Geet (1981), Arth and Saath Saath (1982).

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Jagjit Singh with music director Uttam Singh release memnto Ishq Di Mala.

Jagjit Singh with music director Uttam Singh release memnto Ishq Di Mala.

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Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeskar, AR Rahman, Hariharan and Jagjit Singh.

Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeskar, AR Rahman, Hariharan and Jagjit Singh.

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Jagjit Singh having a good time with a traditional music troup at Swabhumi, Kolkata.

Jagjit Singh having a good time with a traditional music troup at Swabhumi, Kolkata.

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Jagjit Singh and Chitra at the release function of the compilation of Gulzar's Urdu poetry titled Selected Poems.

Jagjit Singh and Chitra at the release function of the compilation of Gulzar's Urdu poetry titled Selected Poems.

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Actually named Jagmohan at birth, Jagjit Singh's devout Sikh father rechristened him Jagjit on the advice of his Namdhari guru.

Actually named Jagmohan at birth, Jagjit Singh's devout Sikh father rechristened him Jagjit on the advice of his Namdhari guru.

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Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh passed away at 70 on October 10, after a fatal brain haemorrhage on September 23.

Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh passed away at 70 on October 10, after a fatal brain haemorrhage on September 23.

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Jagjit Singh was born in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan to Amar Singh Dhiman, a government employee, a native of Dalla village in Punjab and Bachan Kaur from Ottallan village.

Jagjit Singh was born in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan to Amar Singh Dhiman, a government employee, a native of Dalla village in Punjab and Bachan Kaur from Ottallan village.

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Jagjit Singh was the singer who popularised musical genre of Ghazals and popularised it among the masses.

Jagjit Singh was the singer who popularised musical genre of Ghazals and popularised it among the masses.

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In his initial days, Jagjit sang at numerous film parties in the hope that a music director might notice him and give him a chance.

In his initial days, Jagjit sang at numerous film parties in the hope that a music director might notice him and give him a chance.

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Jagjit Singh receives an honour from Simi Garewal.

Jagjit Singh receives an honour from Simi Garewal.

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Jagjit went to Bombay to scout out prospects for a career in film playback singing. Music director Jaikishen liked his voice but could not offer any big break.

Jagjit went to Bombay to scout out prospects for a career in film playback singing. Music director Jaikishen liked his voice but could not offer any big break.

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Apart from ghazals, Jagjit Singh also carved a niche in the world of Bhajans with albums like Maa, Hare Krishna, Hey Ram...Hey Ram, Ichhabal and also Man Jeetai Jagjeet in Punjabi.

Apart from ghazals, Jagjit Singh also carved a niche in the world of Bhajans with albums like Maa, Hare Krishna, Hey Ram...Hey Ram, Ichhabal and also Man Jeetai Jagjeet in Punjabi.

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Jagjit Singh went to Khalsa High School in Sri Ganganagar and then studied science after matriculation at Government College, Sri Ganganagar and went onto graduate in Arts at DAV College, Jalandhar. He is a post-graduate in history from Kurukshetra University in Haryana.

Jagjit Singh went to Khalsa High School in Sri Ganganagar and then studied science after matriculation at Government College, Sri Ganganagar and went onto graduate in Arts at DAV College, Jalandhar. He is a post-graduate in history from Kurukshetra University in Haryana.

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The maestro has been the recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards.

The maestro has been the recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards.

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Jagjit's early years were spent in Bikaner, where his father was posted as a public works department employee.

Jagjit's early years were spent in Bikaner, where his father was posted as a public works department employee.

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Jagjit Singh's last major concert was held on September 16 in Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai.

Jagjit Singh's last major concert was held on September 16 in Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai.

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Singer Jagjit Singh at the inauguration of The Pollination Store at Andheri (HT Photo/Viral Bhayani)

Singer Jagjit Singh at the inauguration of The Pollination Store at Andheri (HT Photo/Viral Bhayani)

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Jagjit Singh with wife Chitra.

Jagjit Singh with wife Chitra.

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Jagjit Singh underwent surgery after he suffered a brain hemorrhage.

Jagjit Singh underwent surgery after he suffered a brain hemorrhage.

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A rare treat for his fans! Jagjit Singh shaking a leg with a traditional music group.

A rare treat for his fans! Jagjit Singh shaking a leg with a traditional music group.

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(L-R) Amitabh Bachchan, Javed Akhtar and Jagjit Singh seem engrossed in a conversation.

(L-R) Amitabh Bachchan, Javed Akhtar and Jagjit Singh seem engrossed in a conversation.

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Jagjit Singh may no longer be physically present today but his musical legacy lives on. On his 71st birthday, we pay a tribute to his melodious journey of life.

Jagjit Singh may no longer be physically present today but his musical legacy lives on. On his 71st birthday, we pay a tribute to his melodious journey of life.

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Singh sang with elan in many languages including Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujrati, Sindhi and even Nepali.

Singh sang with elan in many languages including Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujrati, Sindhi and even Nepali.

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Jagjit Singh lent his voice to many an actors, espcially in the 1980s and 1990s.

Jagjit Singh lent his voice to many an actors, espcially in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Jagjit and Chitra's album The Unforgettables is truly unforgettable.

Jagjit and Chitra's album The Unforgettables is truly unforgettable.

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Jagjit and his wife Chitra became very popular as they sang many duets and released various albums together.

Jagjit and his wife Chitra became very popular as they sang many duets and released various albums together.

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