Jagjit Singh

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Jagjit Singh is an Indian, Composer, Ghazal Singer, Music Director, Music Teacher. Jagjit Singh was born on 8th February 1941 in Sri Ganganagar, Bikaner State (now Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan) and his real age is 80 years 0 months .

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profession Occupation
Composer, Music Director

age Current Age 
80 years, 0 months, 23 days, 2 hours, 32 minutes, 27 seconds.
29243 Total days

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Jagjit Singh also called as Jagmohan Singh Dhiman. Check out below to know more details about Jagjit Singh’s Photos, Videos, Gossips, News, Career, Movies List, Wiki, Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Career, Caste, Affairs, Marital Status, Father, Mother, Family, Affairs, Kids, Siblings, Net Worth, Facts, Occupation, Education, Awards & More.

Article Type: Biography Category: Composer, Music Director Industry/Sector: Not Known
NameJagjit Singh
Real NameJagmohan Singh Dhiman
Pet / Nick NameGhazal King
ProfessionGhazal singer, composer, and music director
OriginNot Sure

Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign

Jagjit Singh Age (Current)80 years 0 months 23 days old
Date Of Birth (DOB) (M/D/Y)
BirthplaceSri Ganganagar, Bikaner State (now Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan)
Star Sign (Nakshatra)Not Sure

Death Details

Alive Or DeadAlive
Date Of Death (DOD)-- 10 October 2011 (M/D/Y)
After Death Timeline0 years 0 months 0 days 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds
0 Total days

Personality, Physical Appearance

Body, Height, Weight

Body TypeSlim
Body MeasurementsNot Known
Zero SizeN/A
Jagjit Singh's Height(approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm in meters- 1.78 m in feet inches- 5’ 10
Weight(approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg in pounds- 165 lbs

Face Properties

Face ShapeOval
Eye ColourBlack Eyes
Nose TypePerfect
Hair ColourBlack
Hair LengthMedium Length
Dimple StatusNo


NatureOpenness to Experience
NegativeNot Known

Father, Mother, Family Details

Jagjit Singh FatherSardar Amar Singh Dhiman (a surveyor with government's public works department)
MotherSardarni Bachchan Kaur (a housewife)
No. Of. Brothers2
No. Of. Sisters4
Brother(s)Name Not Known
Sister(s)Name Not Known

Family Photos and Details

Father – 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 (a housewife)

Brothers – 2 ( Name Not Known )

Jagjit Singh And His Siblings

Sisters – 4 ( Name Not Known )

Relationship, Affair, Wife-Husband, Girlfriends-Boyfriends

Jagjit Singh Relationship StatusCommitted
Interested InNot Known
Marital StatusMarried
Marital TypeLove Come Arrange Marriage
SpouseChitra Singh

Affairs / Girlfriends – Not Known

Wedding Details

Jagjit Singh's Wedding Date-
Together Timeline- 0 years 0 months 0 days 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds
0 Total days
Divorce Date-
Separated Timeline- 0 years 0 months 0 days 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds
0 Total days

Son-Daughter, Children Details

No.Of. Male Kids1
No.Of. Female Kids1

Children Details

Son – Vivek (died in 1990)

Daughter – Monica (step-daughter; committed suicide)

Caste, Religion, Community, Mother Tongue, Languages Known

Jagjit Singh's CasteFather - Not Known
Mother - Not Known
CommunityNot Known
Mother TongueNot Revealed Yet
Languages KnownEnglish, Hindi

Address, Native, Hometown, Current City

Native / OriginNot Sure
Home TownSri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
Jagjit Singh's Current CitySri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
AddressNot Sure

Education, Qualification

SchoolKhalsa High School, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
CollegeGovernment College, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan DAV College, Jalandhar Kurukshetra University, Haryana
Jagjit Singh's QualificationDegree in Arts, Post Graduate Degree in History
Other Education NotesNot Known


Life Style

Does Jagjit Singh, Consume Alcohol?Not Sure Yet
Does Jagjit Singh, Smoke Cigarettes?Not Sure Yet
Will Drive?Yes
Is Jagjit Singh, Swims?Not Sure Yet
Is Jagjit Singh, Yoga Practitioner?No
Does Gym?Yes
Is Jagjit Singh, a Jogger?Yes
Eating Habit?Non-Vegetarian

Hobbies, Interests

Jagjit Singh's HobbiesMovies
  • He used to like doing yoga, cycling, walking and listening to classical music.
  • Jagjit’s father changed his name from Jagmohan to Jagjit, on the advice of his ‘Guru.’
  • Jagjit spent early years of his childhood in Bikaner because of his father’s posting as a PWD (Public Works Department) employee there.
  • His father wanted Jagjit to pursue engineering and also wished him to appear for the UPSC exams.
  • In an interview, Jagjit Singh stated that he was not from an affluent family and had to study using lanterns as there was no electricity.
  • As a child, Jagjit Singh started singing ‘Shabads (devotional Sikh hymns)’ in Gurudwaras and processions on the birthday of Sikh Gurus.
  • He gave his first public performance when he was in class 9. In an interview, while sharing his memory, he said, When I sang there was great excitement! Some gave me five rupees, some two, and called out their encouragement.”
  • One night, Jagjit gave a performance in front of 4,000 people in his college in Sri Ganganagar, and suddenly, the electricity went off, everything had stopped working except the sound system, which was being operated by batteries. Recalling the incident, he said, I went on singing, nobody moved, nothing stirred… such incidents and the response from the audiences convinced me that I should concentrate on music.”
  • Jagjit chose to study at DAV College, Jalandhar for his higher education as its principal had renounced the hostel and tuition fee for the talented musician student.
  • While in Jalandhar in 1962, he had composed a welcome song for the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad when he paid a visit to Jalandhar.
  • In the 1960s, he went to Bombay (now Mumbai) for making his career in the playback singing. There, he met the musician, Jaikishan (from the duo Shankar Jaikishan); he liked Jagjit’s voice but couldn’t offer him any work. Soon, Jagjit ran out of money and had to return to Jalandhar. In an interview, he recollected his return to Jalandhar and said-I travelled by train from Bombay to Jalandhar minus a ticket, hiding in the bathroom.”
  • In 1965, Jagjit returned to Bombay and tried his luck again in the playback singing. This time, he managed to get two ghazals recorded for an EP with HMV. For the cover photo of the record, he decided to let go of his turban and cut his hair short. He explained, It was a matter of identity… whatever picture was taken, that was how I would have to remain for the rest of my career.”
Jagjit Singh In Turban
  • In Bombay, Jagjit Singh started doing small ‘Mehfils’ (musical gatherings) and house concerts. He even sang in several film parties in the hope that one day a musician might notice him and would give him a chance.
  • To earn his living, Jagjit started composing music for ad films, radio jingles, documentaries, etc.
  • At one such jingle recording in 1967, he met Chitra Singh, who was in an unhappy marriage. She divorced her husband and got married to Jagjit Singh. Their marriage ceremony was very simple, which lasted only 2 minutes, costing Rs. 30 only.
  • In 1971, his son, Vivek (alias Baboo) was born. While recalling the moment, Jagjit said- I felt as if I was the richest man in the world.”
  • In 1987, he crossed milestones by recording India’s first purely digital CD album, “Beyond Time.”

  • In 1990, Jagjit and Chitra lost their only son, Vivek. Chitra lost her voice and never returned to singing. Jagjit was in depression, but because of his dedication toward music, he decided to return to music.
  • After his son’s death, his first album was “Man Jitai Jagjeet,” which contained Sikh devotional Gurbani.

  • In 1991, the album”Sajda” with Lata Mangeshkar, took over all the non-films records of all time.
Jagjit Singh and Lata Mangeshkar’s Album, Sajda
  • It was Jagjit Singh who had started the practice of paying the lyricist a part of earnings of music albums.
  • Jagjit Singh was the one to give Kumar Sanu his first break.
  • In 2013, Google honoured him by making a ‘Google Doodle’ of him on his 72nd birthday.

  • In 2014, the Government of India released a commemorative postal stamp in Jagjit Singh’s honour.

  • Jagjit Singh was amongst the few musicians who composed and sang the songs written by the former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He released two albums “Nayi Disha (1999)” and “Samvedna (2002)” having the works of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. It was the song titled “Kya Khoya Kya Paya” that featured Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Yash Chopra. The song was written by Vajpayee, performed by Shah Rukh, narrated by Amitabh, sung by Jagjit and directed by Yash Chopra.
  • Ashrani Mathura wrote Jagjit Singh’s biography entitled, “Beyond Time” based on about 40 hours of Jagjit’s interviews. It was released in 2012.

  • His biopic documentary titled, “Kaagaz Ki Kashti” was released in 2017.

Gossips, Controversies

No Controversy traces upon Jagjit Singh So far.

Net Worth, Earnings, Salary and Assets

Jagjit Singh's Salaryapprox
AssetsMillion USD (approx)
Net Worthapprox

Movable and Immovable Assets

Not Known

Favourites and Preferences

Favourite ActorNot Known
Favourite ActressesNot Known
Favourite Film(s)Not Known
Favourite Director(s)Not Known
Favourite FoodNot Known
Favourite DrinkNot Sure
Favourite FruitLemon, Watermelon
Preferred OutfitYet To Update
Preferred PerfumeNot Known
Favourite Destination(s)Banff and Rome
Jagjit Singh's Favourite ColourGreen, Blue
Favourite MusicianNot Known
Favourite Singer(s)Lata Mangeshkar, Talat Mehmood, Abdul Karim Khan, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Khan, Mohd. Rafi
Favourite Song(s)Not Known
Favourite Sport(s)Chess

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He began his career by undertaking singing and composing assignments from All India Radio’s (AIR) Jalandhar station. AIR had put him in the class of B Grade artists and allowed him to sing six music segments for small payments. He then moved to Bombay (now Mumbai) and started singing jingles for advertisements. In 1976, he, along with his wife Chitra Singh, released his first album the “The Unforgettable.”

Between 1965 and 1973, Jagjit Singh had three extended solo plays (EP), two duet EPs with Chitra Singh, and a ‘SuperSeven (a format that has disappeared).’ He made his debut as a playback singer with the song “Laagi Ram Bhajan Ni Lagani” in the 1966 Gujarati film ‘Bahuroopi.’

He made his Bollywood debut as a singer with the song “Babul Mora Naihar” in the movie “Avishkaar (1974).”

In 1988, Jagjit Singh composed the music for Gulzar’s epic TV serial, “Mirza Ghalib” that aired on DD National.

Honors, Awards

  • Padma Bhushan in 2003
Jagjit Singh Receiving Padma Bhushan
  • Posthumously awarded Rajasthan Ratna by the Government of Rajasthan in 2012
  • Sahitya Academy Award in 1998
  • Sahitya Kala Academy Award by the Government of Rajasthan in 2005
  • Ghalib Academy by the Delhi Government in 2005
  • Lata Mangeshkar Samman by the Madhya Pradesh Government in 1998
  • Litt. by Kurukshetra University, Haryana in 2003


Young Jagjit Singh
Jagjit Singh With His Wife, Chitra Singh And Son, Vivek




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