Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh Passes Away
One of the most respected and beloved voice in the Ghazal World Jagjit Singh Passed away on Monday morning in Lilavati hospital in Mumbai because of brain hamorrhage .Its a great loss for India's Ghazal Family as he was one of the well known Ghazal singers of all times.
He was bestowed with the greatest honour of Padma Bhushan in 2003 and with his sudden demise ,he has definitely left a void among millions of Ghazal lovers in India .Our honourable Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh have given his condolence message for this great singer saying "Jagjit Singh was blessed with a golden voice and will continue to enchant and entertain the people ". Our honourable President of India Mrs. Pratibha Patil said that "Jagjit Singh was known for his unique style of Ghazal singing which brought out the deepest and inner most feelings."
Information and Broadcast ministry Mrs.Ambika Soni too in her condolence message said "Jagjit Singh's compositions were lyrical masterpieces and will remain embedded in everybody's minds forever". Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit too said "his passing away is an irreparable loss to the music world"
Jagjit Singh's career graph had many achievements and awards after he rose to his peak around 1975-1980 when he composed many superhit Solo Ghazal Albums and Few duet ones with his wife Chitra Singh who is also a famous Ghazal Singer. In times when Remix and Item numbers were catching every people's attention, Jagjit Singh was one rare talent who kept the Ghazal genre alive among the youth as well as middle aged viewers.
Telly Tadka Team also pays tribute to this great Ghazal Singer of all times today. His ghazals will remain in everyone's memories forever. May his soul rest in peace.
Author - G.Ganguly