Jagjit Singh & Zakir Husain Khan

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Jagjit Singh & Zakir Husain Khan

Jagjit Singh

Born:8 February 1941

Died:10 October 2011

He popularly known as ” The Ghazal King ” or ” King of Ghazals “, was an iconic Indian Ghazal singer, composer and musician.

He gained acclaim together with his wife, another renowned Indian ghazal singer Chitra Singh in the 1970s and 1980s. 

Their combination album comprising music from the films, Arthand Saath Saath is the HMV’s largest selling combination album of all time.

He sang in numerous languages. 

He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the government of India in 2003.

In February 2014, Government of India released a set of two postal stamps in his honour.

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Zakir Husain Khan

Born:8 February 1897

Died:3 May 1969

He was the thirdPresident of India, from 13 May 1967 until his death on 3 May 1969.

He previously served as Governor of Bihar from 1957 to 1962 and as Vice President of India from 1962 to 1967. 

He was also the co-founder of Jamia Milia Islamia, serving as its Vice Chancellor from 1928. Under Husain, Jamia became closely associated with the Indian freedom movement.

He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, in 1963.

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