Today is the birthday of Jagjit Singh, the Ghazhal KingJagjit Singh was born on 8th February, 1941 at Sri Ganganagar in a Sikh family. After completing his Graduation from Jalandhar, Jagjit came to Bombay (now Mumbai). Within a very short period, he mesmerised his audience with correcet rendition and velvet voice. He again popularised Ghazhal among the younger generation of the country. Jagjit and his wife Chitra gave many heart-rendering Ghazhals during 1970s and 1980s. However, after the death of their son Vivek, Chitra retired from the world of music.
Jagjit Singh was and still is extremely popular among the people of Indian sub-continent. Who can forget his 'Woh Kaghaz ki Kasthi'. 'Kal Chaudvi ki Rat thi', 'Tera Chehra', 'Dil hi to hai', 'Apni Marzi se', 'Gushan ki Faqt', 'Dard ke Phool Bhi' and many otther Ghazhals? He was also known for his Bhajans.
My respect to this legendary singer on his 76th birthday.