Late Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh ‘s death anniversary happens to be today. The popular ghazal singer, born on February 8, 1941, as Jagmohan Singh, not only made ghazal popular with the masses but continues to mesmerize the audience with his silky voice. The legendary singer passed away on October 10, 2011, after being in a coma for two weeks following a brain hemorrhage.
Jagjit Singh changed the concept of ghazals by making them contemporary. While poetry continued to remain the focus of his work, it was the presentation that he changed. The audience loved the change and soon ghazals were something even the layman enjoyed as well as understood.
Jagjit transformed Ghazals into a contemporary form. His ghazals were not just soothing and relaxing one, but was easily understandable for a layman too. The singing legend has sung songs for various moods depicting romance, loneliness, hatred, betrayal, and love. Here giving tribute to Jagjit Singh with his soulful famous ghazals on his Death Anniversary.
Remembering Jagjit Singh Soulful Ghazals on his Death Anniversary
The iconic song Honthon Se Choo Lo Tum, perhaps the best ever, by Jagjit Singh. It is ethereal and instantly connects with you. The words, the music, and Jagjit Singh’s mesmerizing voice — all the three form a brilliant combination. This was one of those songs which perhaps were the first in a series of others that made him a household name.
The 80’s marked the beginning of Jagjit Singh’s popularity. This 19082 release from the movie Arth is one of the most soothing compositions by the talented singer. The song was composed by the dynamic duo of Jagjit Singh and his wife, Chitra Singh. Their love for each other was clearly conveyed in this song which was penned by Kaifi Azmi.
This beautiful melody is also from the 1982 movie, Arth. With lyrics that are forever relevant and the soothing voice of Jagjit Singh, this song is sure to bring a smile on your face. This gem was also composed by Jagjit Singh and his wife, who is a famous Indian ghazal singer, Chitra Singh. The lyrics, which will make everyone instantly relate, were penned by Kaifi Azmi and this song has been counted as one of Jagjit Singh’s Classic.
If any song could be called amorous, then this is it. Jagjit Singh takes you to a different world altogether with this composition. There isn’t anything comparable to the peace and tranquility that accompanies his voice in this beautiful piece.
This song comes from Jagjit Singh’s album, The Latest. Composed and sung by this talented musician, Woh Kaghaz Ki Kashti released in 1982 and is the perfect song to reminiscing over your childhood. The hard-hitting lyrics of this beautiful 1982 Ghazal were penned by the renowned Indian poet Sudarshan Faakir.
There aren’t too many songs that brilliantly describe the feeling of falling in love while at the same time are delicate and sensual as well. This song by Jagjit Singh from the movie Sarfarosh is simply exquisite and pleasing to the ears. You cannot deny the effect his voice has on you and thus this song is a definite pick for this list.
This 1998 song helped Jagjit Singh to gracefully continue his magic in the 1990s. Chithi Na Koi Sandesh will make you teary-eyed. The song is a heart touching melody which has been performed on various occasions by the singer.
One of the best things about ghazals is their ability to convey moods and sentiments. They are not over the top and perhaps the say a lot more than any other genre of the song could ever. Koi Fariyaad is yet another track which was brought to life by Jagjit Sing and imaginably one of his best of this century.
This was a song from the 2003 Hindi movie Jogger’s Park. Though the movie received a mixed response at the box-office; the song Badi Nazuk Hai Ye Manzil by the ghazal maestro was commended by all and unquestionably for it had the magic of his voice.
Nothing depicts melancholy as appropriately as this song does. It is truly enchanting, with his voice and the lyrics! Without a doubt one of his best songs ever and unmistakably one of those songs that earned him a place in the hearts of all music lovers.