Jagjit Singh Honored With Google Doodle In India
Google is paying homage to Indian Ghazal singer/musician Jagjit Singh with a doodle on its home page in India. Singh died in 2011. Today would have been his 72nd birthday.
Here’s a performance:
The Economic Times reports that Jagit Singh tops the list of popular singers in his genre, according to Google Search Trends data.
Singh has a huge discography and an extensive list of film scores. You can see both here.
Google has run quite a few doodles this week in various parts of the world. In addition to the global Mary Leakey doodle, Google ran one for the Canadian penny in Canada, one for Sri Lanka Independence Day in Sri Lanka, one for Josef Kajetán Tyl in the Czech Republic, and one for Manuel Álvarez Bravo in Mexico.