77th Birthday of Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh Being Celebrated

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Web Desk (February 08, 2018): Renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, the one of the silken voice, had a deep emotional connection with the Doon valley and loved to come here for concerts.

In fact, it was in Dehradun that he was performing at a festival organised by an educational institution till a day before he passed away on October 10, 2011 at the age of 70.He was born on February 8, 1941.

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Famous bhajan singer Anoop Jalota and Jagjit Singh were in Dehradun that October(2011) and performed here at that festival.Jalota said that they both enjoyed themselves greatly and it was a perfect time in all ways. When they went back to Mumbai, Jagjit Singh was hospitalised and soon passed away.Was this his way of saying a final farewell to the Doon valley?

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Another very popular concert he performed at was at the Indian Military Academy a few years before that. That was the time that I met and spoke to this great singer, this legend of music.Jagjit Singh, after an year’s break post his son’ death, returned to singing and his solo albums “Mirage ” and “Silsilay” came out in 1996 and 1998. He also continued to perform in concerts worldwide, apart from playback singing.

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The two worked on several joint projects together before the death of their only son Vivek due to a road accident. Following the rude shock, Chitra decided to make an exit from the music industry.He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award, in 2003.The government of Rajasthan also posthumously awarded Jagjit Singh of its highest civilian award, the Rajasthan Ratna in 2012.

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Jagjit Singh died on October 10, 2011 at the age of 70 after suffering from brain haemorrhage.

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