Chitra Singh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Chitra Singh
Chitra Singh in 2012
Background information
Birth name Chitra Shome [1]
Also known as Chitra Dutta
Genres Ghazal, Classical, Devotional, Folk
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1965–1990

Chitra Singh (born Shome)[2] is a well known Indian ghazal singer. She with her husband Jagjit pulled the ghazal genre out of the drawing room of the elite and brought it to the masses.[3] Respectfully known as the "king and queen of the Ghazal world," the husband and wife duo created some of the most successful Indian music of the 1970s and '80s.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Chitra Singh formed a ghazal singing duo with her husband Jagjit Singh. They married in 1969,[5] and it was her second marriage. She was earlier married to Debo Prasad Dutta and she had a daughter (Monica) from her first marriage.[6]She hasn't sung since 1991 when the couple's 20 year old son (Vivek) died in a car accident. Chitra Singh's daughter from her first marriage (Monica Chowdhry) committed suicide in 2009.[7]



External links[edit]