Indore is getting ready to give an ode to the life and works of celebrated ghazal singer Jagjit Singh. Jagjit Singh is much loved and wildly famous for his songs like ‘jhuki jhuki si nazar’, ‘chitthi na koi sandesh’, ‘hothon se chhu lo’ and ‘woh kagaz ki kashti’.
The event will be held at Pritamlal Dua auditorium on February 9 and would take the audiences through the soul-stirring music and the inspiring words of the ghazal icon. The event will not only play some of his most popular and acclaimed works but would also showcase a documentary film “Mai Jagjit”.
The documentary is 120 minutes walk down of every important event and milestone in Jagjit Singh’s life. Directed by Rajesh Badal, the documentary is made for Rajyasabha TV, but will have a special screening in the city.
Popularly called the “Ghazal King”, Jagjit Singh was one of the most adored ghazal singers, composers and musicians in the country. Gaining popularity around the 70s and 80s Jagjit Sing sang with his wife Chitra Singh, another popular singer. The HMV (music company) album which has both of their songs is the highest selling HMV album of all time. Often credited with the revival of the lost art of ghazal and poetry in mainstream music, Jagjit Singh gave his voice to hundreds of songs for Bollywood movies and popular albums.
His albums and song are wildly loved and he was considered one of the most influential artists in the country. He passed away on September 23 2011, following his UK tour and left the country bereft of his dulcet voice.