The Ghazal King Jagjit Singh is undoubtedly one of the most well known Ghazal Singer in the world today. Jagjit Singh is one of the foremost Ghazal singers and Chitra Singh had been a perfect foil for him till the cruel hands of fate snatched away their teenage son Vivek. Jagjit Singh rose above his grief by immersing himself into music while Chitra Singh retired into seclusion after a memorial album titled ‘Someone Somewhere’. |
Jagjit Singh is one of those entertainers who never pause, who never goes stale. For four decades now he has been conjuring up magic with his music and enthralling audiences. He has come out with innumerable collections of Ghazals and Bhajans, all of them winners. Jagjit Singh sings Ghazals like a human breathes. It comes so naturally to him that one could not be thought of, without the other. His voice is so mystical, full of infinite possibilities. His Ghazals bring out his elegant, urbane, quiet, and educated, yet impressive personality.
Jagjit Singh has made a name for himself by simplifying Ghazals for people who don't understand the traditional lyrics. Today the audience for Ghazals has become worldwide. In addition to listening, his fans have started to learn the Urdu language as well. This only happened because of the simplification of the languages of Ghazals. The credit goes to Jagjit Singh. His voice, a true gift of God, has the pain that an "Ashiq" feels after loosing his beloved, the love that a mother seeks for her child, the tranquility that a "Saaqi" delivers, the willing fear that a boy has when she walks in the room. There is absolutely no doubt that Jagjit Singh with his unique composing and singing style is the torchbearer of the survival of Ghazals in India.
The world of music would not be complete without Ghazals. The world of Ghazals would not be complete without Jagjit Singh. Jagjit Singh’s contribution to the world of music is unique. He is indisputably one of the most talented Ghazal Singers of India.