Tribute To Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh -The Master and His Magic. The first of the 9 rare recordings, personally curated by Chitra Singh, are a part of the musical journey of Jagjit Singh and have remained unreleased over the last 2 decades. They have been restored and digitally re-mastered to enhance the listening experience and yet retain the magic of Jagjit Singh's voice. This album is a personal gift from Chitra Singh to the legion of fans of the late Jagjit Singh and will be remembered as special moment in the history of Indian music.

Song - Dekha Jo Aaina
Singer - Jagjit Singh
Composer - Jagjit Singh
Lyrics - Farag Roohvi
Label - Sony Music

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Tribute To Jagjit Singh


Jagjit Singh: Ghazal Singer, Composer, Vocalist

Date of Birth: 8 February, 1941
Date of Death : 10 October, 2011
Birthplace: Ganganagar, Rajputana (in British India)
Nickname: Ghazaljit Singh
Schooling: Khalsa High School at Ganganagar

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Jagjit Singh: Ghazal Singer, Composer, Vocalist

Date of Birth: 8 February, 1941
Date of Death : 10 October, 2011
Birthplace: Ganganagar, Rajputana (in British India)
Nickname: Ghazaljit Singh
Schooling: Khalsa High School at Ganganagar
graduated in arts from DAV College, Jalandhar
post-graduate from Kurukshetra University, Haryana
Father: Sardar Amar Singh Dhiman
Mother: Bachchan Kaur
Wife: Chitra (Singer)

Jagjit Singh is the top most Ghazal singer of India. His father wanted him to become a bureaucrat, but Jagjit wanted to do something in music. But later his father found happy with Jagjit’s music career and achievements. Jagjit Singh has two brothers and four sisters.

Jagjit Singh took training in music from Pandit Chaganlal Sharma for two years in Ganganagar. Later he was trained by Ustad Jamaal Khan of Sainia Gharana for six years. He excelled in Thumri, Khayal and Dhrupad under the guidance of Ustad Jamaal Khan. He moved to dream land Mumbai in 1965 to try his luck in music. Like many other singer, Jagjit Singh started his singing career by singing for jingles. During the initial days he also performed at many wedding ceremonies and parties.

In 1967, while working for one of the advertisement jingles, Jagjit met his life partner Chitra. Chitra is also a popular Indian singer. They got married in 1969. They together had a son called Vivek. They lost their only son in a car accident in Mumbai, when their son was only twenty one. After death of their son Chitra stopped singing professionally, but Jagjit continued singing because he thinks it is the only way to overcome this great loss.

His unique way of rendering the Ghazal made magic in the music world. He gave new dimension to Ghazal singing by accompanying western instruments rather than going with traditional instruments like a tabla, harmonium, and string instruments. He was the one who bring Ghazal for every one which was previously restricted to some classes only.

He simplified the Ghazals for people who don’t understand the traditional Urdu words. His simplified way of presenting Ghazals made audience more aware of Ghazals and also forced them to fall in love with Ghazals. Now even his fans are interested in learning the Urdu language.

He is very unique with his singing style. He can stretch his breathe so long that it’s impossible for anyone else. The smoothness and calmness in his voice can lead any impatient person to a peaceful state. His voice makes such a magic that even many psychiatrists agreed that his singing gives relief from stress.

The undisputed singer has more than fifty Ghazal albums on his credit. Along with Ghazal, he also had sung Bhajans and Gurbani. He had sung beautiful Bhajans in albums like Hey Ram…Hey Ram, Hare Krishna, Maa, Man Jeetai Jagjeet and Ichhabal. All of his Ghazals and Bhajans are hit. Success of most of his albums made him one of the top Ghazal singers in the world. Besides Hindi and Urdu, he also had sung in Punjabi and Gujarati language. His Punjabi songs are very lively and joyous.

Jadjit Singh sung most of the poetry by famous poets like Mirza Ghalib, Nida Fazli, Ameer Meenai, Sudarshan Faakir and Kafeel Aazer. He also sung the words by writers like Faiz Ratlami, Zaka Siddiqi, Rajesh Reddy and Nazir Bakri. Along with singing Jangjit Singh also has composed his Ghazals. His compositions for the TV serial Mirza Ghalib was one of his best. His most successful composition for films include films like Arth, Premgeet, Khudai and Sarfarosh.

Along with solo albums, Jagjit also had successful history in Bollywood as well. His famous film songs includes ‘Hontho Se Choo Lo Tum’ from Prem Geet, ‘Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar’ and ‘Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahe Ho’ from Arth, ‘Chhitti Na Koi Sandesh’ from Dushman, Hosh Walon Ko Kya Khabar Hai’ from Sarfarosh, ‘Koi Fariyad Tere Dil Mein’ from Tum Bin, ‘Kehta Hai Baabul’ from Baabul, and many more.

After entertaining the world for more than four decades, the singer still today active with his private albums and live concerts.

Jagjit Singh Biography Jagjit Singh – Awards & Achievements

2006 – Teacher’s Achievement Awards
2003 – Padma Bhushan by Indian Government (one of India’s highest civilian award)

Jagjit Singh – Hits

Honthon Se Choo Lo Tum
Jhuki Juhki Si Nazar
Tum Itna Jo Muskura
Yeh Tera Ghar Yeh Mera Ghar
Tum Ko Dekha To Khayal Aaya
Woh Kagaz Ki Kash Ti
Hoshwaalon Ko Khabar Kya
Aaye Hain Samjhane Log
Koi Fariyad Tere Dil Mein Dabi Ho Jaise
Main Nashe Mein Hoon
Pyar Mujh Se Jo Kiya

Jagjit Singh – Ghazal Albums

The Unforgettables – 1976
A Milestone – 1980
Main aur Meri Tanhaayee – 1981
The Latest – 1982
Ecstasies – 1984
A Sound Affair – 1985
Echoes – 1985
Beyond Time – 1987
Mirza Ghalib (TV Serial) – 1988
Passion / Black Magic – 1988
Ghazals from Films – 1989
Man Jite Jagjit – 1990
Memorable Ghazals of Jagjit and Chitra – 1990
Someone Somewhere – 1990
H O P E – 1991
Sajda (Two Volumes with Lata Ji) – 1991
Kahkashan (TV Serial) – 1991
Visions – (Two Volumes) – 1992
In Search – 1992
Rare Gems – 1992
Face to face – 1993
Your Choice – 1993
Chiraag – 1993
Desires – 1994
Insight – 1994
Cry for Cry
Mirage – 1995
Unique – 1996
Come Alive in a Concert – 1998
Live at the Wembley
Love is Blind – 1998
Silsilay – 1998
Marasim – 1999
Saher – 2000
Samvedna 2002
Soz – 2002
Forget Me Not – 2002
Jaam Utha
Muntazir – 2004
Tum To Nahin Ho – 2005
Best of Jagjit & Chitra Singh
Koi Baat Chale

Jagjit Singh – Composer Filmography

Leela – 2002
Sarfarosh – 1999
Khudai – 1994
Billoo Badshah – 1989
Kaanoon Ki Awaaz – 1989
Mirza Ghalib (TV Serial) – 1988
Rahi – 1987
Long Da Lishkara – 1986
Ravan – 1984
Arth – 1982
Sitam – 1982
Prem Geet – 1981

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