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Published:  01:30 AM, 10 October 2019

Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh, born Jagmohan Singh Dhiman popularly known as "The Ghazal King" or "King of Ghazals", was an Indian Ghazal singer, composer and musician. He sang in numerous languages and 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. Singh is considered to be the most successful ghazal singer and composer of all time in terms of critical acclaim and commercial success. He was in a coma for over two weeks and died on 10 October at Lilavati Hospital, in Mumbai.

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