First Compact Disc Launched in India
Pankaj Udhas's album Shagufta launched by Music India in December 1987 was the first compact disc to be launched in India. Pankaj Udhas is a famous Ghazal singer. He has developed his own unique style where Urdu verses of poets are set to music. Pankaj Udhas was born on May 17, 1951 in Jetpur near Rajkot in Gujarat to a family of zamindars. His elder brother, Manhar Udhas is also a famous singer. Pankaj Udhas was first noticed as a professional singer in the film Naam (1986), in which his song "Chitthi Aayee Hai" became an instant hit. Some of his popular music albums are: Lamha, Mahek, Muskaan, Humsafar, and Janeman. Pankaj Udhas received Padma Shri in 2006.