Hazaaron khwahishein aisi - Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh (born February 8, 1941) 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, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Sindhi and Nepali languages. He was awarded India's third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, in 2003.

On 10 October 2011 (8.10 am) at the age of 70 in Mumbai at Lilavati hospital after a prolonged illness, after he suffered a brain haemorrhage.

Javed Akhtar, the legendary writer rightly said “India has lost her voice!
I am wordless. Just posting some of my favourites, from this legend and wishing that his soul rests in peace.
Jaan Baaki Baaki Hai Magar Saas Ruki Ho Jaise..
Wo kaagaz ki kashti, wo baarish ka paani..
Hosh waalon ko khabar kya ..
Badi naazuk hai yeh manzil..
Chitthi na koi sandesh, jaane wo kaunse desh..
Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho…
Hazaaron khwaishein aesi ki har khwaish..
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A grain of sand said...

there is a sense of deep loss!
quite an inforamtive post.

Vinati said...

It is very saddening to know that a true legend of Ghazala is no more with us.
I too am speechless and heart broken.

RIP Jagjit Singh.

maithili said...

RIP to Jagjit Singh.. Some of the songs like chitti na koi sandes, hosh walo and badi nazuk are my favorites.. Such soulful music in his gazal.. Indeed a loss to music!

Pramoda Meduri said...

Grt man..

Thank you for the collection..