Monday , 11th of October 2011, King of Ghazal Jagjit Singh passed away at the age of 70, he was in hospital since last 2 weeks in Mumbai ( Bombay ) India, a very well known singer had tough career as well as full of fame. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that, he was unmatched to any other ghazal singer, He recorded around 80 albums, in various languages. My personal experience of listening to him was bit odd but I would like to share with you all, he visited Karachi , Pakistan twice, once I got a chance to be outside in the car parking, because VIP guests were called and it was only for limited people, when I he started singing ” aap ko dekh kar, dekh ta reh gaya ” his voice was echoing in entire town, the atmosphere around became so great that I sat on the roof top of my car, with couple of beers and started enjoying his Ghazals, he continued on and there was i, honestly falling in love with his voice. after few hours it all ended but still I can recall how it was back than. I enjoyed alot, but I wish i would have met him personally, very jolly,funny, friendly and kind person he was. It’s been years now but even before that I been listening to his ghazals, from 80’s along with his wife Chitra Singh, but I love to hear him solo rather than duo, he also did an album with Lata which was one of the best album, strongly my heart been attached to him. today when I heard this news I had tears in my eyes, since than I am quite, on my facebook status, I mentioned and sat to write few words for The Legend.
It’s true, Jagjit Singh was truly King of Ghazal, his singing, his compositions and way of singing has trade mark signature, it is impossible to find in years to come such talented and heart touching voice which directly soothing our soul, all thou fans are not as family but on his passing, I don’t know how many like me must have cried and listening to his ghazals, for me I say Jagjit Singh was The Legend, there will not be any other like him ever again. I seriously don’t think so in coming years, Ghazals have bright future even in india or south Asia, what today God took from us, was the great loss, not only of inspiring nature person but one of the greatest singer of all time, in the history.
I Pray that Allah Bless your soul and place you in heaven, I think today he is being called because God wanted to hear him. Miss you and my love & prayers always with you. Amen.
Jagjit Singh 1941-2011