He is no more..A great Voice..left us forever!
Last week I came to know he is admitted to hospital...he was in Critical condition ..on ventilator...
yesterday Morning I came to know...Jagjit Singh is no more ...
We as a family loved each and every Ghazal ..he sang..
I remember I was in college and any new Album of him that was released ...went out of stock ..in a Day I always ended Up thinking why I am the last one ..never on time??
A great Maestro ...A very humble person and ...A great Artist of all times...
We as Indians in US always wanted to be part of his concerts ..and his fablous singing..
He did refuse to associate himself with Bollywood’s gaudier productions:He always said “I don’t like films with four dances, two or three fights and two sex scenes. If somebody comes to me, I’ll have to check the song. Firstly, the lyrics have to be dignified. That means no vulgar N double meanings words, Then the melody should fit my image.... I cannot sing just any nonsense.”
He put greater emphasis on melody and used Western instruments such as saxophones and guitars alongside Indian classical instruments, such as the tablaa and sitar, while sacrificing none of the emotional impact of the poetry. Audiences have regularly been moved to tears, for example, by Singh’s expressive Chithhi na koyi sandesh, dedicated to Vivek, his only child who died in a car accident in 1990 at the age of 19:
(“No letters or any news. Who knows where you have gone, breaking this heart...”)If I start numbering his best albums..it would take me to write many posts and publish them....there are many Ghazals which I like..Surreal!
punjabi Songs I loved when ever I heard them..Shiv Kumar Batalvi 's poetry he has expressed very well in his Ghazals..
Another Genius Gone !! May be God wants some jewels up there in heaven too
I was in tears ..listening to this Ghazal!!(Shiv Kumar Batalvi)