Complete set of 2 nos. commemorative postage stamp on ‘King of Ghazals’ Jagjit Singh, an Indian singer, composer and musician :
Issued by India
Issued on Feb 8, 2014
Issued for : Department of Posts is paying its tribute to Jagjit Singh by issuing a Se-tenant on his birth anniversary.
Stamp/FDC/Brochure : Kamleshwar Singh
Cancellation : Nenu Gupta
Type : Se–tenant set of 2 Stamps, Mint condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 500 & 2000 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.41 million each
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : Jagmohan Singh Dhiman
Born on Feb 8, 1941 at Sri Ganganagar, Bikaner State, Rajputana Agency, British India [now Rajasthan, India]
Died on Oct 10, 2011 at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Jagjit Singh was born on 8 February, 1941 in Sri Ganganagar (Rajasthan). Shri Jagjit Singh was known for his unique style of singing and composing music, which brought out the deepest and innermost feelings in listener’s hearts.
- Jagjit Singh was instrumental in reviving the popularity of ghazal, an Indian classical art form, by choosing poetry that was relevant to the masses and composed them in a way that laid more emphasis on the meaning of words and melody evoked by them. Hailing from humble background, Jagjit Singh took Indian music to new heights during his noteworthy career. Having received extensive training in Hindustani Classical music under the tutelage of Pt. Chaggan Lal Sharma initially and Ustad Jamal Khan later on, Shri Jagjit Singh developed his own distinctive style of singing and composing music that incorporated elements of both Indian Classical and western music without compromising either one of them.
- Jagjit Singh‘s work was much appreciated in films such as Prem Geet (1981), Arth and Saath Saath (1982), and TV serials Mirza Ghalib (1988) and Kahkashan (1991). He is considered the most successful ghazal singer and composer of all time in terms of critical acclaim and commercial success. With a career spanning five decades and a repertoire comprising over 80 albums, the range and breadth of his work has been regarded as genre-defining.
- Jagjit Singh was awarded ‘Padma Bhushan‘ in 2003 for his remarkable contribution to Indian Music.
- He breathed his last on 10th October 2011.
- Text : Based on the material provided by the proponent.