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Renowned Classical Singer Kishori Amonkar passes away at 84

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Mumbai, April 4, 2017: Renowned classical singer Kishori Amonkar passed away shortly before midnight, family sources said here on Tuesday.

She was 84 and breathed her last at her Dadar west home.

In her singing career spanning seven decades, she was revered as ‘Gaan-Saraswati’. Belonging to the Jaipur Gharana, she was conferred the Padma Vibhushan and Sahitya Akademi Award among many others.

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A widow, she is survived by two sons and grandchildren.

Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar said she was depply pained to hear about Amonkar’s demise. “She was a unique and extraordinary classical singer. Her demise spells a huge loss for the world of music.”

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday evening at Shivaji Park Crematorium. (IANS)

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10 All Time Best Jagjit Singh Ghazals

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The king of Ghazals. Wikimedia commons
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Jagmohan Singh Dhiman alias Jagjit Singh, a man who revived the Indian classical art form of Ghazal. He choose poetry which connected with the masses. Also known as the ‘Ghazal King’, he was awared Padma Bhushan by the Indian Government in 2003. The Government of India has also released a stamp in his honour.

Regarded as the most successful ghazal singer and composer with both critical acclaim and commercial success, with the career of five decades and having 90 albums, he was a genre defining artist.

He hold the same record as Lata Mangeshkar in non-film category. Wikimedia commons
He hold the same record as Lata Mangeshkar in non-film category. Wikimedia commons

Top 10 Jagjit Singh Ghazals

1. Hothon Se Chhu Lo Tum

2. Woh Kagaz Ki Kashti

3. Bohot Khoobsurat

4. Tera Chehra Hai Aaeene Jaisa

5. Muskurakar Mila Karo Humse

6. Mujko Yakeen Hai

7. Ghar Se Nikle The Hausala Karke

8. Gum Soom Yeh Jahan Hai

9. Katon Se Daaman Uljhana

10. Uski Batein To Phool Hon Jaise

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