Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh released a commemorative stamp in honour of late Bollywood singer "Ghazal King" Jagjit Singh on his 73rd birth anniversary in New Delhi. Jagjit Singh's wife, Chitra Singh was also present during the release function. He was born in 8 February 1941.
Releasing the stamp, the Prime minister fondly remembered legendary singer Jagjit's contribution to the revival of ghazals in India. "I am glad to release a commemorative stamp in his honour. He was a unique singer who excelled in all genres of music, but will be known especially for his ghazals", said the Prime minister.
At the release function, Minister of communication and information technology, Kapil Sibal also paid rich tributes to the late singer. He said that Jagjit's songs have become immortal and generations will continue to get swayed by his timeless songs. His melodious ghazals and soulful voice had transcended borders, added Sibal.
Jagjit Singh, who died on 10 October 2011 excelled in Ghazal singing along with being a great songwriter and a musician. He shot to fame along with his wife Chitra Singh in the 1970s and 1980s for reviving ghazal singing and producing albums that got sold like hot cakes.
Jagjit Singh's double album with another noted singer Lata Mangeshkar witnessed a record sale. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2003 for his contribution to Indian music.