Remembering Jagjit Singh on his 6th death anniversary. The ‘Ghazal King’ Jagjit was born on February 8, 1941 in Sriganganagar, Rajasthan, to Amar Singh Dhiman, a government employee, and Bachan Kaur. He was the most successful and loved artists of his artistes of his time.
In his family he had four sisters and two brothers and was called Jeet by his family. He was raised as a Sikh by religion.
According to sources,his birth name was Jagmohan but his Sikh father rechristened him as Jagjit following the advice of his guru. It was his father, who first recognised his son’s talent.
He sent young Jagjit to learn the nuances of music under a blind teacher, Pandit Chhaganlal Sharma. He later trained under Ustad Jamal Khan of Sainia gharana for six-years and gained knowledge in Khayal, Thumri and Dhrupad forms.
His last concert was planned with Ghulam Ali on September 23rd, 2011 at Shanmukhananda Hall, Matunga, in Mumbai but was cancelled after he was taken ill the same day. October 10th, the king of Ghazals passed away.
On the occasion of his 6th death anniversary, here’s a look at the top Jagjit Singh songs which made us fall in love with ghazals.
Tum ko dekha to khayal aya , Hoshwalon ko khabar kya , Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho , Hothon se chhulo tum, Woh Kaghaz ki kashti ,
Main nashe main hun