The latest Google doodle commemorative logo pays tribute to ghazal king Jagjit Singh on his 72nd birthday on Friday. A drawing of Singh dressed in kurta-pyjama sitting down with his harmonium is placed in the middle of the Google logo.
According to Google Search Trends, the late singer also topped the list of popular singers in this genre. In India, netizens of Ludhiana, Bhopal and Indore searched the most for queries related to Singh. Pankaj Udhas came in second place in his online popularity in India, whereas Ghulam Ali topped popularity worldwide.
Globally, the Indian subcontinent searched the highest for Jagjit Singh, followed by Pakistan, Bangladesh and United Arab Emirates. The top five ghazal singers globally are- Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Mehdi Hassan, Pankaj Udhas and Talat Aziz. Singh is 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'.
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