Jagjit Singh

1941 - 2011

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Jagjit Singh (born Jagmohan Singh Dhiman; 8 February 1941 – 10 October 2011) was an Indian composer, singer and musician. He composed and sang in numerous languages and is credited for the revival and popularity of ghazal, an Indian classical art form, by choosing poetry that was relevant to the masses and composing them in a way that laid more emphasis on the meaning of words and melody evoked by them. In terms of Indian classical music, his style of composing and gayaki (singing) is considered as Bol-pradhan, one that lays emphasis on words. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jagjit Singh has received more than 2,272,504 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Jagjit Singh is the 1,454th most popular singer (down from 1,334th in 2019), the 577th most popular biography from India (down from 479th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Indian Singer.

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Among singers, Jagjit Singh ranks 1,454 out of 3,541Before him are Peabo Bryson, Nicky Jam, Sally Yeh, Emma Shapplin, Ishtar, and John Farnham. After him are Arsenie Todiraș, Xavier Naidoo, Caro Emerald, Jorge Drexler, Gangubai Hangal, and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam.

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Among people born in 1941, Jagjit Singh ranks 406Before him are Gabriel De Michèle, Aaron Neville, Hans Eichel, Aníbal Tarabini, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Kaarlo Kangasniemi. After him are Wolfgang Blochwitz, Jared Martin, Oja Kodar, Liese Prokop, Bobby Hutcherson, and Monika Maron. Among people deceased in 2011, Jagjit Singh ranks 324Before him are Martial Célestin, Nusrat Bhutto, G. D. Spradlin, Ray Bryant, Ed Macauley, and Barbara Kent. After him are Filoimea Telito, Günther Bechem, Dick King-Smith, Bernard Collomb, Ryan Dunn, and Paul Motian.

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In India

Among people born in India, Jagjit Singh ranks 577 out of 1,227Before him are Homi K. Bhabha (1949), Persis Khambatta (1948), Raja Ramanna (1925), Vijay Amritraj (1953), Juhi Chawla (1967), and Zeenat Aman (1951). After him are Nitish Kumar (1951), Gangubai Hangal (1913), S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (1946), Telesphore Toppo (1939), Ela Bhatt (1933), and BP Koirala (1914).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, Jagjit Singh ranks 14Before him are Manna Dey (1919), Bhimsen Joshi (1922), Ali Akbar Khan (1922), Hemanta Mukherjee (1920), Peter Sarstedt (1941), and Girija Devi (1929). After him are Gangubai Hangal (1913), S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (1946), Jasraj (1930), K. J. Yesudas (1940), Udit Narayan (1955), and Usha Mangeshkar (1935).