TDIM - Jagjit Singh's Death Anniversary - 10th Oct
October 10, 2013 @ 18:45 pm
Jagjit Singh's Death Anniversary
Jagjit Singh is one of the most famous Ghazal singers of the modern times. In an era where the current generation is headed towards rock and hip hop music, it is refreshing to see them cherish Jagjit Singh ghazals as well. He was born and brought up in Ganganagar, Rajasthan on the 8th of February, 1941. The name Jagjit means the one who triumphs over the world. His father Sardar Amar Singh Dhiman was a Government official and his mother Sardarni Bachchan Kaur had a religious family background. He has four sisters and two brothers and is fondly addressed as "Jeet" by his family.
Singh is credited for the revival and popularity of ghazal, an Indian classical art form, by choosing poetry that was relevant to the masses and composing them in a way that laid more emphasis on the meaning of words and melody evoked by them. In terms of Indian Classical music, his style of composing and singing sets him apart from other artists. He highlighted this in his music for films such as Prem Geet in 1981, Arth and Saath Saath in 1982, and TV serials Mirza Ghalib in 1988. Jagjit Singh is considered to be the most successful ghazal singer and composer of all time in terms of critical acclaim and commercial success. With a career spanning five decades and a repertoire comprising over 80 albums the range and breadth of his work has been regarded as genre-defining. He is the only composer and singer to have composed and recorded songs written by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Singh's 1987 album, Beyond Time, was the first digitally recorded release in India. He was regarded as one of India's most influential artists. With sitar legend Ravi Shankar and other leading figures of Indian classical music and literature, Singh voiced his concerns over politicization of arts and culture in India and lack of support experienced by the practitioners of India's traditional art forms, particularly folk artists and musicians. He also lent active support to several philanthropic endeavors such as the library at St. Mary's School, Mumbai, Bombay Hospital, CRY, Save the Children and ALMA.
Also check our top 5 favorite Ghazal’s by Jagjit Singh!
• Aap Aye Janab
• Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi
• Na Keh Saki Bahar
• Kisko Qatil Mein Kahoon
• Ae Khuda Ret Ke Sehra Ko
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