Jagjit Singh was important Indian gajal singer , his songs and gajals has been imprinted in mind like that of the blue sky and this author is been crying while writing this write up on this great maestro who passes away living behind a great hole in the heart of millions of wonderful followers and it can not be replaced.
That rain, the paper boat, the silken touch, and the way he sang all the gajals with the platitude of unthinkable melody, I give a bow of namaskar to this maestro. Lord must want him as he is the wonderful soul and he could have stayed with us more as we want his songs but sad he passes away.
He changed the gajal world by making a vast change to the gajal phenomena, earlier gajal used only traditional musical instruments, Jagjit Singh uses the western instrument and promises, makes the gajal a real sweet, and relish.
His songs touch the lips and has been all through it and it is one of this great soul the songs seems to be personalized, even if you hear the song at a vast audience but you feel he is singing for you, his followers are not bound by age or not bound by the countries the true melancholy has been fantastic. He has made the gajal a real true sound phonic and a new way to treat touch it. He was the composer, music director, activist and entrepreneur.
Feeling very sad to write the past tense about him, the heart is burning, feeling deeply depressed after he passed away, and I know all the sweetness and carefree songs arena now been burnt with him. Jagjit and Chitra Singh in the 1970s and 1980s, as the first ever successful duo act (husband-wife) in the history of recorded Indian music and, creates history in the process.
He is the most successful recording artist outside the Indian film music and his contributions have been immense. When he enters into the music arena gajal is fast becoming a thing of the past, but this maestro crates history sang some improbable songs and makes the gajal feels like a different world.
All his songs are still new after all these years, it has been passed from generations to generation. You are smiling so much, what is the real pain is behind this is some of his famous gajals which cannot be touched only being felt.
So, sad am writing for him in the past tense and still listening to his some of his world-class 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.
The greatest singer Lataji once told even I cannot sing with Jagjit Singh Ji by practice only once I have to practice for it thrice to sing with him. What a true tribute to this maestro who has gone to the Lord making and dipping us in the sea of sorrows and still his songs his twitting and bleeping in my ears. 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.
Renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, 70, passed away at 8.10 am in Lilavati Hospital Mumbai on Monday morning. Jagjit Singh passed away at 8.10 am after having a terrible haemorrhage. Jagjit Singh was born in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. He had four sisters and two brothers and he is known as Jeet by his family.
His popular ghazals include, Meri zindagi kisi aur ki, mere naam ka koi aur hai, Apni marzi se kahan apne safar ke hum hain, Wo jo hum mein tumme qaraar tha, Patta-patta boota-boota haal hamaara jaane hai, Hoshwalo ko khabar, etc. Jagjjit Singh has also sung for popular movies like Arth, Prem Geet, Sarfarosh and Tarqeeb.
The flow of the songs and he advised with his songs to smile all over and he always stresses that listen to his music to smile and relax and his tone is so smooth it can enter through your ear to your heart and mind making all the headaches and the sorrows to zero.
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 (2011) Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur are known to be his avid admirers.
Just been speechless to write about this great artist, still am sad and crying with my heart, what a great singer, music, composer and classical artist, has gone away, it seems the light has gone away and everywhere is dark and dark, nowhere to go only the dark remains.
He will be alive forever still the date the music is there and the admirers of music are there on the earth, on this planet. You have gone to a place where no letter or no message cannot be reached and you will not be singing on this planet again.