About Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh born on February 8, 1941 is a famous ghazal singer from India. He sings in the Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Bangla and Gujarati languages.He went to Khalsa High School in Ganganagar. He then studied science after matriculation at Government College,Ganganagar and went onto DAV College, Jalandhar in to graduate in arts. He also achieved a post-graduate degree in history from Kurukshetra University, Haryana.Although his late father wanted him to join the Indian Administrative Service, he was later reported to be happy with his son's achievements in the world of music.Jagjit Singh is accredited with bringing the ghazal genre, which was previously restricted to the elite classes, to the masses. Jagjit Singh is also nicknamed Gazaljit Singh.He also lends active support to several philanthropic endeavors such as the Library at St. Mary's (Mumbai), Bombay Hospital, CRY, and ALMA Jagjit Singh lives in Cumballa Hills, Mumbai.*

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