Ghazal King Passed away..
Today morning messages started circulating about the death of one of the most famous Ghazal Singer “Jagjit Singh”, it was infact a very big loss in the music industry of Pakistan and India.
Jagjit singh, the Ghazal king would be remembered as one of the most legendary ghazal singer, he paved new paths for ghazal and contributed to the revival of Ghazal culture, the Ghazal fans will miss him for ever.
The new said as
“Renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh died this morning at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after he suffered a brain hemorrhage. Mr Singh was 70. Mr Singh’s funeral will take place tomorrow at the Chandanwadi crematorium in Mumbai. He was admitted to hospital on September 23, hours before he was scheduled to perform at a concert in the city. Doctors kept him in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) till he died. Reports say he had been on life support for the last few days.”
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Short about the life of Jagjit Singh
Jagjit Singh (February 8, 1941 – October 10, 2011) was an Indian ghazal singer, composer, music director, activist and entrepreneur. Popularly known as “The Ghazal King” he gained acclaim together with his wife, another renowned Indian Ghazal singer Chitra Singh, in the 1970s and 1980s, as the first ever successful duo act (husband-wife) in the history of recorded Indian music. Together, they are considered to be the pioneers of modern ghazal singing and regarded as most successful recording artistes outside the realm of Indian film music. He has sung in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Sindhi and Nepali languages. He was awarded India’s third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, in 2003.
Widely credited for the revival and popularity of Ghazal, an Indian classical art form, by simplifying the complex form of Ghazals in to a more simpler form of Ghazals by amalgamating Ghazal and Geet. His music became popular in mass media through films such as Prem Geet (1981), Arth and Saath Saath (1982), and TV serials Mirza Ghalib (1988) and Kahkashan (1991). Jagjit Singh is considered to be the most popular ghazal singer and composer of all time, in terms of commercial success. With a career spanning over five decades and a repertoire comprising 80 albums the range and breadth of his work has been regarded as genre-defining. He is the only composer and singer to have composed and recorded songs written by Prime Minister – Atal Behari Vajpayee, also a critically acclaimed poet – in two albums, Nayi Disha (1999) and Samvedna (2002). India’s current Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur are known to be avid admirers.
Famous Ghazals of jagjit singh
Hosh walun ko Khabar kia Bekhudi kia cheez hai
Ahh Ko Chahye Ik umr Asar honay tak
Agar ham kahayn or wo muskura dain..
Ek nazar daikh kay ham jan gaye…
Sham se Ankh mai nami si hai
Kis ka Chehra ab mai daikhun tera chehra daikh kar
Tum hamaray nahi to kia gham hai
Kabhi Khamosh baithogay
Hazarun Khwahishay esi ki har Khwahish pay dam niklay mirza ghalib
muu ki baat, neem kay pad
Philosophy of life of Jagjit singh
About his Philosophy of life Jagjit said (read more on source)
“Spirituality is a way of life. It is about dealing with oneself. It helps you look into yourself and analyse things. I believe the answer to all your problems is within you.
I have faith in Higher Power, but I don’t seek it from external sources. I think the power is within you and runs through your body.”