Jagjit Singh most Googled ghazal singer

Late ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh, whose 72nd birth anniversary is Friday, has topped a list of popular singers of the genre.

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Jagjit singhLate ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh, whose 72nd birth anniversary is Friday, has topped a list of popular singers of the genre.

According to Google Search Trends, Jagjit Singh was people's first choice - both in India and abroad, when it came to songs, lyrics, and mp3s of ghazals.

Globally, the Indian subcontinent searches the highest for Jagjit Singh, followed by Pakistan, Bangladesh and United Arab Emirates.

In India, netizens of Ludhiana, Bhopal and Indore search the most for queries related to Jagjit Singh, best remembered for numbers like "Jhuki jhuki si nazar", "Tum itna jo", "Koi ye kaise bataye", "Yeh tera ghar yeh mera ghar", "Tumko dekha toh yeh khayaal", "Kaagaz ki kashti", "Hoshwalon ko khabar kya", "Koi fariyaad" and "Chitthi na koi sandesh".

He died Oct 10, 2011, following brain haemorrhage.

Singer Pankaj Udhas takes the second place in his online popularity in India, whereas Pakistani ghazal ace Ghulam Ali is number two on the popularity chart worldwide.


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  • Posted on: 07 February 2013 at 10:29pmmonu_tan

    yes we all miss Jagjit Singh n his songs

  • Posted on: 07 February 2013 at 7:34pm.Boss.

    The most talented person i find in India's music industry. Love to listen to his soothing gazals!

  • Posted on: 07 February 2013 at 2:53pmMohabbateinn

    his songs have always been a must to have in the car while travelling.. he was india's finest gem ...he sang from his soul

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  • Posted on: 07 February 2013 at 11:47amMoon-Sparkle

    He will always be in our hearts...truly amazing and good human being he was as well as a great ghazal singer

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  • Posted on: 07 February 2013 at 7:48amRGYA

    I love Jagjit Singh ghazals, although I don't understand the lyrics. They are sublime as compared to the popular songs these days. I'm glad that he is the most searched as there are many who really appreciate good music.

    Edited on:07 February 2013 at 7:47am

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    RGYA, Moon-Sparkle, .Boss., Mohabbateinn

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