Google pays homage to Jagjit Singh on his 72nd birthday

Jagjit-GoogleGoogle on Friday is celebrating late ghazal kingJagjit Singh’s 72nd birthday with a doodle on its India homepage.

The Google logo appears partially hidden behind the ghazal maestro who died on October 11, 2011, following brain haemorrhage.

According to Google Search Trends, Jagjit Singh was people’s first choice – both in India and abroad, when it came to songs, lyrics, and mp3s of ghazals.

In India, netizens of Ludhiana, Bhopal and Indore search the most for queries related to Jagjit Singh, 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”.

Globally, the Indian subcontinent searches the highest for Jagjit Singh, followed by Pakistan, Bangladesh and United Arab Emirates.

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