Jagjit Singh or Jagmohan Singh born on February 8, 1941, was an acclaimed ghazal singer and musician. He is credited with the revival of ghazal in India. His composition is considered as Bol-pradhan which focuses on words. His music in films such as Prem Geet, Arth and Saath Saath brought out his style of music. In a career spanning five decades, he created music that was called as genre-defining. He is the only singer to have composed and recorded songs written by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in two albums, Nayi Disha (1999) and Samvedna (2002). Twitter is reminiscing the works of the man who redefined ghazal in India Also Read - Jagjit Singh's Birth Anniversary: A Look at 5 Soul-Stirring Melodies of The Ghazal King

His professional career started by singing for All India Radio’s (AIR) Jalandhar station. In 1976, Jagjit Singh and his wife Chitra Singh released the legendary album, ‘The Unforgettables’. He collaborated with Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Yash Chopra and Atal Bihari Vajpayee for a song from Samvedna, ‘Kya Khoya Kya Paya’. The song written by Vajpayee was sung by Singh while it was directed by Chopra. He is also the first Indian musician to record a purely digital CD album, titled ‘Beyond Time’ in 1987. Also Read - Abhay Deol Says The Main Obstacle of #MeToo Movement in The Country is The Law Which Works Slowly

His career saw a downfall in 1990 when his son Vivek died in a car crash. Jagjit who went into depression for six months following the incident and came out with some of his finest works. Some of his great works included ‘Sajda’ with Lata Mangeshkar, Silsilay with Javed Akhtar and ‘Marasim’ with Gulzar among many others. He breathed his last in Lilavati Hospital on October 10, 2011, after he suffered a brain haemorrhage in September 2011. Mumbai square named after ‘ghazal king’ Jagjit Singh Also Read - Check Out 10 Timeless Ghazals By Jagjit Singh To Remember The Music Maestro

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He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the government of India in 2003 for his contribution to music. The Government of India released a postal stamp in his honor in 2014. In 1998, Singh was awarded Sahitya Academy Award, a literary honour in India. In 1998, the Rajasthan government awarded him the Sahitya Kala Academy Award and in 2012 posthumously awarded Jagjit Singh the Rajasthan Ratna. (Image Credits- Change.org)