Jagjit Singh also known
as Jagmohan Singh(8 February 1941 – 10 October 2011), was a
prominent Indian Ghazal singer, songwriter and musician. Known as the
"Ghazal King", he gained acclaim together with his wife, another
renowned Indian ghazal singer Chitra Singh in the 1970s and 1980s. Their
combination album comprising music from the films, Arth and Saath
Saath is the HMV's largest selling combination album of all
time. Sajda (An Offering, 1991), Jagjit Singh's magnum opus
double album with Lata Mangeshkar holds the same record in non-film category. He
sang in numerous languages. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the
government of India in 2003.
Chitra Singh (born Shome) is a well known Indian ghazal singer. She with her
husband Jagjit pulled the ghazal genre out of the drawing room of the elite and
brought it to the masses. Respectfully known as the "king and queen of
the Ghazal world," the husband and wife duo created some of the most
successful Indian music of the 1970s and '80s.
formed a ghazal singing duo with her husband Jagjit Singh. They married in
1969,and it was her second marriage. She hasn't sung since 1991 when the
couple's 21 year old son (Vivek) died in a car accident. Chitra Singh's
daughter from her first marriage (Monica Chowdhry) committed suicide in 2009.