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PM releases stamp on Jagjit Singh


New Delhi, Feb 8 :

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday released a commemorative stamp in honour of veteran singer Jagjit Singh.Jagjit Singh

“In the musical history of our country, Jagjit Singh has a special place. He is not amongst us today, but his magical voice and music will always have an impact on us,” Manmohan Singh said after releasing the stamp.

The singer passed away in October 2011.

The prime minister said though Jagjit Singh also sang classical, devotional and folk songs, but he would be most remembered for his ghazals.The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh releasing the commemorative postage stamp in honour of Shri Jagjit Singh, in New Delhi on February 08, 2014.	The Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Kapil Sibal and Smt. Chitra Singh, wife of Shri Jagjit Singh are also seen.

“It would not be wrong to say that the style of ghazal singing adopted by him in India gave a new life to the art in the country,” he said.

“Artists such as Jagjit Singh are born once in several centuries…. I congratulate the postal department for releasing a stamp in his memory,” he added.  (IANS)