Google India Celebrates Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh’s 72nd Birthday With Doodle

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Google India today has posted a doodle celebrating Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh, on his 72nd birthday.This comes as real surprises as we never saw indian singers or musicians been given tribute with this kind of rare tribute in India.

Ghazal King had passed away on 10th October 2011.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 HMV’s largest selling combination album of all time.

He sang in numerous languages and was awarded “Padma Bhushan” by government of India in 2003.

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