Jagjit Singh the Ghazal King died recently of brain haemorrhage. …all the news channels, web sites and print media is talking about him and ghazals.
He is survived by his wife Chitra Singh. His sang his famous ghazal: Tu Nahi To Zindagi Me Aur Kya Reh Jaayega; Duur Tak Tanhaiyon Ka Silsila Reh Jayega with her.
When I was little, my ears grew up with the voice of Jagjit and Chitra’s ghazals – as my eldest sis is their big fan and she used to listen to their ghazals a lot.
His popular ghazals include, Meri zindagi kisi aur ki, mere naam ka koi aur hai, Apni marzi se kahan apne safar ke hum hain, Wo jo hum mein tumme qaraar tha, Patta-patta boota-boota haal hamaara jaane hai, Kaghaz ki Kashti, Hoshwalo ko khabar, etc.