What Anup Jalota is to Bhajans, Jagjit Singh is to Ghazals. While he did sing classical, devotional and folk songs as well, he will always be remembered for his Ghazals and in fact Ghazal singing got a new life in India due to Jagjit Singh.
The journey started with Jagjit Ji’s birth on 8th February 2011 in a small Government quarter in Rajasthan as the 3rd of 11 children of Amar Singh and Bachan Kaur. Amar Singh who worked in PWD Department wanted him to be an engineer and a Government officer. However, he also recognised his musical talent and initiated him to music. Jagjit’s inspiration were Talat Mehmood, Lata Mangeshkar and Hemant Kumar. He was determined to have a career in music and after joining All India Radio in Jalandhar, he decided to shift to Mumbai.
Happy Birthday Jagjit Singh: Ghazal King Of Bollywood! In Mumbai, Jagjit met Chitra, who was married with a daughter, Monika. Her husband had a recording studio. Jagjit and Chitra fell in love and got married in 1969. They we..
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