Jagjit Singh Genre: Folk/World/Reggae, Film/Bollywood, India Hometown: India
The Ghazal King Jagjit Singh is undoubtedly one of the most well known Ghazal
Singer in the world today. Jagjit Singh is one of the foremost Ghazal singers
and Chitra Singh had been a perfect foil for him till the cruel hands of fate
snatched away their teenage son Vivek. Jagjit Singh rose above his grief by
immersing himself into music while Chitra Singh retired into seclusion after a
memorial album titled ‘Someone Somewhere’.
Jagjit Singh is one of those entertainers who never pause, who never goes
stale. For four decades now he has been conjuring up magic with his music and
enthralling audiences. He has come out with innumerable collections of Ghazals
and Bhajans, all of them winners. Jagjit Singh sings Ghazals like a human
breathes. It comes so naturally to him that one could not be thought of, without
the other. His voice is so mystical, full of infinite possibilities. His Ghazals
bring out his elegant, urbane, quiet, and educated, yet impressive personality. Jagjit Singh has made a name for himself by simplifying Ghazals for people
who don't understand the traditional lyrics.
Specialising in Ghazal, the ancient form of Indian musical poetry, Jagjit has
introduced generations of Asians to one of the most sophisticated and amorous
forms of music.