Releasing a commemorative stamp in honour of ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said he was a “unique artist” whose music will always continue to have an impact on people.

“In the musical history of our country, Jagjit Singh has a special place. His magical voice and music will continue to always have an impact on us,” he said on the occasion of releasing a stamp in the memory of the late singer. The ghazal singer passed away in October 2011.

The Prime Minister noted that Jagjit Singh sang classical, devotional and folk songs but he would probably be most remembered for his ghazals. “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,” Dr. Singh said.

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