Jagjit Singh (February 8, 1941 – October 10, 2011) was an Indian ghazal singer, composer, music director, activist and entrepreneur. Popularly known as “The Ghazal King” he gained acclaim together with his wife, another renowned Indian Ghazal singer Chitra Singh, in the 1970s and 1980s, as the first ever successful duo act (husband-wife) in the history of recorded Indian music.
Together, they are considered to be the pioneers of modern ghazal singing and regarded as most successful recording artistes outside the realm of Indian film music. He has sung in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Sindhi and Nepali languages. He was awarded India’s third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, in 2003.
He passed away on Monday October 10, 2011 at the age of 70 in the Intensive Care Unit of Mumbai Lilavati hospital in India due to brain hemorrhage.
Songs by Jagjit Singh
Budha Hoya Sheikh Farid Baba Farid
Eh Mera Geet Kisse Na Gana Shiv Kumar Batalvi
Farida Kothe Mandap Marian Baba Farid
Farida Main Janya Dukh Mujhko Baba Farid
Farida Maute Da Banna Baba Farid
Ghamma Di Raat Shiv Kumar Batalvi
Jaise Jal Te Budbuda Guru Tegh Bahadur
Jhuthe Man Kaha Karai Guru Tegh Bahadur
Mainu Tera Shabab Lai Baitha Shiv Kumar Batalvi
Maye Ni Main Ik Shikra Yaar Banaya Shiv Kumar Batalvi
Maye Ni Maye Shiv Kumar Batalvi
Mittar Pyare Nu Guru Gobind Singh
Raat Gayi Kar Tara Tara Shiv Kumar Batalvi
Ram Simar Ram Simar Guru Tegh Bahadur
Rog Banke Reh Gaya Ae Pyar Tere Shehar Da Shiv Kumar Batalvi
Sabhh Sukh Data Ram Hai Guru Tegh Bahadur
YaaraRya Rab Kar Ke Mainu Shiv Kumar Batalvi