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Jagjit Singh Wiki, Age, Death Cause, Career, Achievements, Songs, Family, Biography, & More

People possess a diversified interest in various fields. But some legends include blessings of god in their voice. They can dynamic the mood of people accessible. People like to listen to such a person’s voice. Do you possess such a pleasant voice? Are you interested in singing? Do you want to acknowledge this person? 


Jagjit Singh is recognized as a famous Indian singer and composer. He came into this globe on 8 February 1941 in Rajasthan. Jagjit Singh created terrific songs for Indian Cinema. Unfortunately, he died on 10 October 2011. This happened Because He suffered from a brain tumor in his 70 years of life. 


Real NameJagmohan Singh Dhiman
Nick NameGhazal King
ProfessionGhazal Singer, Music Director, Composer
Date of Birth8 February 1941
BirthplaceSri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
Date of Death10 October 2011

RIP Jagjit Singh
Place of DeathLilavati Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Age (at the time of death)70 Years
Cause of DeathBrain Haemorrhage
HometownSri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India
Zodiac signAquarius
SchoolKhalsa High School, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
CollegeGovernment College, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan.
DAV College, Jalandhar.
Kurukshetra University, Haryana.
Educational QualificationA Degree in Arts from DAV College, Jalandhar.
A Post Graduate Degree in History from Kurukshetra University (never finished)
DebutProfessional Singing: In 1961
Playback Singing: Film- Arth (1982)
SignatureJagjit Singh Signature

Physical Appearance

Height (approx)in centimetres- 178cm
in meter- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’10”
Weight (approx)in Kilogram- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eyes ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper

Family, Parents, Siblings

Marital StatusMarried
Wife/ SpouseChitra Singh (m. 1969–2011)

Jagjit Singh with his wife Chitra Singh
Date of MarriageDecember 1969
ParentsFather–Sardar Amar Singh Dhiman (a surveyor with government’s public works department)
Jagjit Singh with his Father Sardar Amar Singh Dhiman

Mother- Sardarni Bachchan Kaur (housewife)
ChildrenSon: Vivek Singh (Died 1990)
Jagjit Singh with his wife and Son Vivek

Daughter: Monica Chowdhry (step-daughter; committed suicide)
Jagjit Singh with his wife son and step daughter Monica Chowdhry
SiblingsBrother- 2


Jagjit Singh possessed much of the interest in singing from his younger age. 

  • But he faced much of a dilemma to buckle down in his singing. 
  • Therefore he joined a radio channel back in Julander. 
  • Jagjit Singh inaugurated his career as an expert singer in 1961. 
  • After this, he sang many of the graceful songs which he had composed himself. 
  • He also served himself as a playback singer in 1982. 


  • Jagjit Singh is recognized for his first award as Lata Mangeshkar Samman for his very first song in 1998.
  • He got designation with Padma Bhushan Award.
  • Jagjit Singh also got rewarded as Rajasthan Ratna for his great fame. 
Jagjit Singh designation with Padma Bhushan Award


Jagjit Singh’s father didn’t support him in his singing. Jagjit’s father wanted to make him an engineer and to get a government job. He designates in one interview that he was one of those children who studied under the street lights. The financial consolidation of his family recognizes much perish in the early days. Jagjit Singh somehow managed to reach Bombay to get some work as a singer. But with a lot of dilemmas, finally, Jagjit made his personality famous. 

Jagjit Singh with his Turban

Favourite Things

Favourite SingersLata Mangeshkar and Mohmend Raffi
Favourite PoemMirza Ghazib


Net Worth (approx)34 LAKHS INR

Exciting Things

  • Jagjit Singh didn’t have money to travel on the train. Therefore he hides in the washroom when TC arrives
  • Jagjit Singh didn’t possess a well-furnished life. He had to struggle his entire life to get satisfying results out of it.
  • Jagjit Sing liked to spend much of their time with his parents and family.
Jagjit Singh on a Stump of Indian Post

Social Handles

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Jagjit Singh Playlist (Songs & Superhit Ghazal)

Final Words

Jagjit Singh faced many dilemmas in his life. But then he retrieved and got fame in the globe. 

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