Jagjit Singh most Googled ghazal singer
Delhi: Late ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh, whose 72nd birth anniversary
is on Friday, has topped a list of popular singers of the genre.
According to Google Search Trends, Jagjit Singh was people's first choice
- both in India and abroad, when it came to songs, lyrics, and mp3s of
Globally, the Indian subcontinent searches the highest for Jagjit Singh,
followed by Pakistan, Bangladesh and United Arab Emirates.
In India, netizens of Ludhiana, Bhopal and Indore search the most for
queries related to Jagjit Singh, best remembered for numbers like "Jhuki
jhuki si nazar", "Tum itna jo", "Koi ye kaise bataye", "Yeh tera ghar yeh
mera ghar", "Tumko dekha toh yeh khayaal", "Kaagaz ki kashti", "Hoshwalon
ko khabar kya", "Koi fariyaad" and "Chitthi na koi sandesh".
He died on October 10, 2011, following brain haemorrhage.
Singer Pankaj Udhas takes the second place in his online popularity in
India, whereas Pakistani ghazal ace Ghulam Ali is number two on the
popularity chart worldwide.
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