Sri Ganganagar, Bikaner State, British India
Died : 10 October 2011 (aged 70)
Genres : Ghazal, Classical, Devotional, Folk
Occupations : Composer, Singer, Music Director, Activist,
Instruments : Vocals, Harmonium, Tanpura, Piano
Years active : 1966–2011
Labels : EMI, HMV, Saregama, Universal Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Polydor, TIPS,
Jagjit Singh was born in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan to Amar Singh Dhiman, a government employee, a native of Dalla village in Punjab (India) and his mother, Bachan Kaur from Ottallan village, Samrala. He had four sisters and two brothers and he is known as Jeet by his family. He was raised as a Sikh by religion.
He went to Khalsa High School in Sri Ganganagar and then studied science after matriculation at Government College, Sri Ganganagar and went onto graduate in Arts at DAV College, Jalandhar. He is a post-graduate in history from Kurukshetra University in Haryana.
His association with music goes back to his childhood. He learnt music under Pandit Chaganlal Sharma for two years in Ganganagar, and later devoted six years to learning Khayal, Thumri and Dhrupad forms of Indian Classical Music from Ustad Jamaal Khan of the Sainia Gharana school.
Jagjit Singh married the popular singer Chitra Singh in 1969. They live in Vivek Singh Lane (a road dedicated to their son) on Breach Candy in Mumbai. Their only son, Vivek, died in a road accident in the early 1990s.
In January 1998, Jagjit Singh had a heart attack, which led him to quit smoking. In October 2007, he was hospitalized following blood circulation problems.
Some Galzals of Jagjeet Singh :
|Main aur Meri Tanhaayee||1981|
|A Sound Affair||1985|
|Passion / Black Magic||1988|
|Ghazals from Films||1989|
|Memorable Ghazals of Jagjit and Chitra||1990|
|H O P E||1991|
|Visions I & II||1992|
|Face to face||1993|
|Cry for Cry||1995 (Jan)|
|Love is Blind||1998|
|Forget Me Not||2002(Mar)|
| Jaam Utha |
Hum bhi sharabi tum bhi..