Happy Birthday Jagjit Singh: Here are some lesser-known facts of ‘The Ghazal King’

Here are some lesser-known facts of the king of Ghazals Jagjit Singh ji.

Indian classical singer Jagjit Singh Ji was one of the most influential voices in ghazal for a period. He was born on 8th February, 1941 as Jagmohan Singh Dhiman. His adaptability aided in the genre’s widespread popularity.

Through the pure beauty of his voice, Jagjit Ji had made such an emotional impact on listeners that several claimed that they brought tears to their eyes. His songs were the outcome of his talent’s brilliance.

Jagjit Ji’s gigs were always sold out, whether he played solo or with his wife Chitra. To reach a wider audience, he chose ghazals with simple lyrics over those in chaste Urdu.

He was admired and known to the world still, there are some facts and verity that are not disclosed yet.

Let us have a look at them:

  • Jagjit Ji’s father wanted him to join the Indian Administrative Services and become a bureaucrat.
  • Jagjit Ji used to make a fortune producing jingles and performing at weddings during his early days in Mumbai.
  • Vivek, his only son, died in a vehicle accident in 1990. He was only 21 years old at the time. He and his wife’s lives were forever changed as a result of this.
  • After the unfortunate tragedy, Jagjit Ji’s wife Chitra Singh stopped singing, and the duo’s last album together was ‘Someone Somewhere.’
  • Jagjit Ji was the one who pioneered the practice of compensating lyricists a percentage of an album’s earnings.
  • With his album ‘Beyond Time,’ released in 1987, Jagjit Singh Ji became the first Indian musician to record an entirely digital CD album.
  • Jagjit Singh gave Kumar Sanu, who is a well-known Bollywood playback singer.
  • He was the most famous and revered Ghazal maestro in the country.

We wish you a very happy birthday, Jagjit Singh Ji!

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