Internet giant, Google is marking the 72nd birthday of Indian singer, Jagjit Singh, who passed away in 2011, with a doodle on its flagship search home page.
The doodle shows a picture of Jagjit Singh with his harmonium on the home page. The ghazal singer continues to remain popular among the audiences in the country and he topped the list of most searched ghazal singers online.
Mumbai, Oct 10 - Well known singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle Monday mourned the death of one of their own - renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh who passed away at a hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage at the age of 70, leaving a vacuum in the world of music.
"I am in shock after hearing about Jagjitji's death. It is such a big loss, an end of an era. He was one artist who never needed films to get popular. He was an instant hit," said singing legend Lata Mangeshkar.
Mumbai, Oct 10 - Indian ghazal king Jagjit Singh's way of celebrating his 70th year was unique - he was aiming to complete 70 concerts by the end of the year. The man who gave ghazals a new lease of life managed only 46 before breathing his last.
Singh, who learnt music under Pandit Chaganlal Sharma and then Ustad Jamaal Khan, rose to fame in the 1970s and 1980s with his lilting voice and refreshing style of rendering ghazals and devotional tracks. He was a Padma Bhushan awardee.
Mumbai, Oct 10 : Renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Mumbai''s Lilavati Hospital last week, passed away on Monday. He was 70.
Jagjit Singh was admitted to the ICU reportedly due to a brain hemorrhage and he underwent an emergency neurosurgery on admission.
He is survived by his wife Chitra Singh, with whom he had produced several record breaking albums. Their only son Vivek Singh had died in a road accident in 1990.
Mumbai, Oct 10 - Renowned singer Jagjit Singh, known as much for his ghazals and bhajans as for his work in Hindi cinema, died here Monday after a brain haemorrhage. He was 70.
Jagjit Singh had been in hospital for several weeks. (IANS)
New Delhi, Sep 24 - Jagjit Singh's Bollywood colleagues like singers Sonu Niigaam and Shreya Ghoshal as well as friends like actors Amitabh Bachchan and Anupam Kher have wished a speedy recovery for the ghazal maestro, who is critical after undergoing surgery for brain haemorrhage at a Mumbai hospital.
The 70-year-old singer was operated at the Lilavati Hospital Friday, when he was scheduled to sing with Pakistani ghazal king Ghulam Ali at a concert.
Mumbai, Sep 24 - Renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh continues to be critical in the Lilavati Hospital, where he was admitted and underwent surgery Friday, a hospital trustee said Saturday.
Further details of his condition were not revealed. "We have to respect the patient's privacy," managing trustee Niket V. Mehta said.
"Jagjit Singh's condition continues to remain critical," Mehta told IANS Saturday afternoon.
The 71-year-old Singh is currently in the ICU after undergoing emergency surgery for brain haemorrhage Friday evening.
Srinagar, May 5 : Lovers of Urdu poetry and prose as they have always been, over 2,000 Kashmiris turned up at a concert by ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh. The over three-hour-long scintillating performance left the audience singing along with the prolific singer.
True to his tradition, Jagjit Singh enthralled the listeners, raising the pitch of Urdu ghazal singing to such heights that the audience sang with the maestro Wednesday evening at the Kashmir University auditorium here.
"Yeh daulat bhi le lo, Yeh shauharat bhi le lo (Take away all my wealth and fame)," he sang to the mesmerised audience.
New Delhi, March 29 : Ghazal king Jagjit Singh says he keeps his distance from Bollywood because he feels Hindi filmmakers are money-minded and don't appreciate the genre any more.
"Filmmakers have no taste for ghazals. A lot of youngsters like soft songs these days, but Bollywood has no interest in ghazals... the industry is only about making money. Sab paise ke peechhe bhaagte hain (Everyone runs after money)," said Singh.
New Delhi, Feb 4 - Veteran musician Pandit Ravi Shankar, lyricist Javed Akhtar, ghazal singer Jagjit Singh and composer-singer Shankar Mahadevan met Congress president Sonia Gandhi here Thursday morning.
Congress sources described the meeting as "a courtesy call". They did not divulge details of the meeting.
Srinagar, Dec 10 - Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh mesmerised audiences for over four hours in the summer capital Srinagar with his performance Wednesday evening.
The jam-packed auditorium of the Sher-e-Kashmir Convention Complex vibrated with scintillating music and magical nuances of Urdu ghazals as Jagjit sang his heart out. There were about 700 fans and music lovers in the audience.
Ace Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh said how A R Rahman's song in Slumdog Millionaire 'Jai Ho' won two Oscars as he finds the song overrated.
Singh gave his judgment during the launch of his new album ‘Inteha’.
The 68-year-old legend said that he is very happy that the country has won the Oscars, but at the same time he couldn’t understand on what basis the song was selected for the Oscars.
“Getting an Oscar is no doubt a great achievement but the song, for which we got the award, is not so special. Frankly I did not understand on what basis it was awarded,” he said.
New Delhi, Nov. 3: Jagjit Singh, the famous Ghazal singer, is today known round the world for his soulful voice. It’s been a four decades long journey for him and his magic to appeal the innermost feelings of millions of hearts has improved over the years.
Recently on the occasion of Tercentenary celebrations of ‘Guru-ta-Gaddi’ (guruship) of Guru Granth Sahib, Jagjit Singh launched his new album ‘Guru Manyo Granth’.
He said that the main idea behind launching this album was to celebrate the Tercentenary of Guru-ta-Gaddi of Guru Granth Sahib.
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