Jagjit Singh

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Full NameJagmohan Singh Dhiman
Date of BirthFebruary 8, 1941
Place of BirthSri Ganganagar, Bikaner State, British India (present-day Rajasthan, India)
Date of DeathOctober 10, 2011
Place of DeathMumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationMusic director, composer, singer
SpouseChitra Singh (married in 1969)
Net Worth$20 million
GenresGhazal, classical, devotional, folk, Bhajan
InstrumentsVocals, harmonium, tanpura, piano, tabla
Years Active1960–2011
LabelsEMI, HMV, Saregama, Universal, Sony BMG, CBS, Polydor, TIPS, Venus, T-Series, Magna Sound, Big, Times
Notable Contributions– Revival and popularity of ghazal – Composition and singing in numerous languages – Emphasis on words and melody in his music – Contribution to Indian classical music
AwardsPadma Bhushan (2003)
Philanthropic EndeavorsSupport for philanthropic endeavors such as the library at St. Mary’s School, Mumbai, Bombay Hospital, CRY, Save the Children, and ALMA

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