New Delhi, Nov 20: Ghazal king Jagjit Singh, who passed away last month, has emerged as the most searched male celebrity in a latest Global Video Insights Report by Vuclip, an independent mobile video service. The singer passed away on October 10, aged 70, after suffering from brain hemorrhage.
Singh's ghazals that were most searched on mobile phones in India were ‘Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar', ‘Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahe Ho', ‘Tum Ko Dekha To Ye Khayaal Aaya', ‘Koi Fariyaad', and ‘Aap Aaye Janab Barson Mein'.
One of the most successful and loved artistes of his time, Singh has left behind a huge body of work in a career spanning five decades, including 80 albums.
Among other most searched videos, Vidya Balan starrer upcoming film ‘The Dirty Picture' stood second. Vuclip also registered spikes in search for Emraan Hashmi, who plays one of the lead roles in the film, and Southern actress Silk Smitha, who is the inspiration behind the movie.
“Our survey found that almost half (47 per cent) of Indian mobile video viewers in October were youth aged 18-25 years. Movies remained the most searched mobile video category in India, followed by glamour, music, sports and Anime,” said Salman Hussain, Vuclip's Vice President, in a statement.