He sang for films also along with producing highly successful music albums and was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the government of India. He is credited for reviving ghazal singing in India, emphasising both on the meaning of words and melody in its rendering.
Incidentally, Singh and I, studied together at Kurukshetra University in Haryana for our post-graduate degrees. He did his masters in history and me in physics. His performed at many cultural functions held on the university campus and had a fan following including me.
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