Today we are suffering big loss to our music culture & music industry.The Gazal Samrat 'Jagjit Singh' passed away due to brain haemorrhage early morning today at 8.10 am in Lilavati Hospital of mumbai.He is survived by only wife. Whole music industry & people who loves to listen Gazals mourning over the death of Gazal maestro.
Jagjit Singh was born on February 8, 1941in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. He had four sisters and two brothers and he is known as Jeet by his family.He has sung many songs & gazals for bollywood music & non filmi Gazals.He sungs in Hindi,Urdu,Punjabi & Nepali languages.He was the winner of Padma Bhushan for his contribution in Indian Music.He with his wife chitra who is also a Gazal singer recorded as most successful duo of husband-wife in 1970's to 1980's. He made people to listen Gazals as his voice & its expressions used to engross people. Jagjjit Singh has also sung for popular movies like Arth, Prem Geet, Sarfarosh and Tarqeeb. Jagjit Singh was the first Indian composer, and together with his wife Chitra Singh the first recording artist in the history of Indian music to use digital multi-track recording for their album, Beyond Time (1987) , that was India's first Digitally Recorded Album. On May 10, 2007, in a milestone joint session held in the historic Central Hall of India's Parliament (Sansad Bhawan), Jagjit Singh sung "Lagta nahin hai dil mera" , famous ghazal of the last Moghul Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar's to commemorate the 150th anniversary of India's First War of Independence that is 1857.He has given the modern face to Indian Gazals.
Jagjit Singh will always be remebered by indians for his immortal Gazals.It is really difficult to fill his place in Indian Music.May god give immortal peace to his soul.