Jagjit Singh

1941 - 2011

Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh, born Jagmohan Singh Dhiman (8 February 1941 – 10 October 2011), popularly known as "The Ghazal King" or "King of Ghazals", was an Indian ghazal and bhajan singer, composer and musician. He sang in numerous languages and is credited for the revival and popularity of ghazal as well as bhajan, both being 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 1,702,282 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,325th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.7M

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  • 41.74

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.49

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Jagjit Singh ranks 1,332 out of 3,001Before him are Arsenie Todiraș, Tony Kakko, Jorge Drexler, Alma Gluck, George Ezra, and Zeca Pagodinho. After him are Joci Pápai, Park Bom, Tricky, Florent Pagny, Jack Teagarden, and Valery Meladze.

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Among people born in 1941, Jagjit Singh ranks 355Before him are Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Aaron Neville, Peter Sarstedt, Wasim Sajjad, Zalman King, and Paddy Ashdown. After him are Dale Chihuly, Mary Alice, James Joseph Dresnok, Aníbal Tarabini, Oja Kodar, and Juliet Mills. Among people deceased in 2011, Jagjit Singh ranks 284Before him are Francesco Quinn, Henry Cooper, Walter Breuning, Ryan Dunn, Elisabeth Sladen, and Nasser Hejazi. After him are Andrzej Lepper, Varkey Vithayathil, Mika Myllylä, Barbara Kent, Filoimea Telito, and Dick King-Smith.

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In India

Among people born in India, Jagjit Singh ranks 482 out of 848Before him are Sivaji Ganesan (1928), Priya Anjali Rai (1977), Rahul Gandhi (1970), Paddy Ashdown (1941), Indra Nooyi (1955), and Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale (1947). After him are Ashok Kumar (1911), P. T. Usha (1964), Shabana Azmi (1950), Sam Manekshaw (1914), Gauri Khan (1970), and Ravindra Prabhat (1969).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, Jagjit Singh ranks 12Before him are M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916), Bhimsen Joshi (1922), Manna Dey (1919), Kumar Sanu (1957), Girija Devi (1929), and Peter Sarstedt (1941). After him are Udit Narayan (1955), S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (null), K. J. Yesudas (1940), Mahendra Kapoor (1934), Anuradha Paudwal (1954), and Daler Mehndi (1967).

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