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.
First Computerised Album of India
Alisha Chinai's album "Baby doll" was the first computerised album of India. The album was released in 1988 on HMV. Alisha's husband Rajesh Johri was the sound engineer of the album. Alisha is one of the pioneers of pop music in India. Popularly known as Indian Madonna, Alisha made Indipop history with her music album "Made in India". The album is one of the biggest selling Hindi pop albums of all time in Indian Music History. Alisha has also done playback singing in Hindi films. Some of her famous numbers include "Kaate nahin kat te", "Its Rocking", "Aaj Ki Raat", and "Ticket to Hollywood". Alisha won Filmfare Best Female Playback Award for her chartbuster number "Kajra Re".