"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.

"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.


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