Jagjit Singh Death

Jagjit Singh Died: Fans Pay Tribute To The Ghazal Maestro :

Fans worldwide are mourning the death of maestro Jagjit Singh Ghazal Monday. The singer with the velvet voice is widely credited to revive the popularity of love songs on classical Hindustani Urdu (known as the ghazal).

Singh was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, September 23 and died on Monday from a brain hemorrhage at the age of 70 years.
His last public appearance was September 20 in Dehradun.
His career, which lasted four decades, Singh has produced dozens of albums and made hundreds of presentations in India, Pakistan and around the world.
Singh was born in Ganganagar, Rajputana, then British India. His father, Amar Singh Sadar Dhiman, employed by the Government of India, from Punjab village in Ropar in From and his mother Bachchan Kaur, was a deeply religious family in the village near the Sikh Samralla Ottalan.
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He had four sisters and two brothers and his family were called Jeet.
Singh was raised as a Sikh by religion. His birth name was Jagmohan, but his father renamed him Jagjit Sikh on the advice of his guru.
Singh shot to fame in the 1970s with his soft voice and the unique art of Ghazal singing. His 1976 album, "The Unforgettable" set new sales records and announces the advent of a new star.
Singh is credited with bringing the genre Ghazal, which was formerly confined to the elite over the masses. He said that most Western instruments, maintaining the traditional orchestra (including a flamenco, harmonium, and various stringed instruments).
Singing in Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi and Gujarati, Singh cut more than 40 private albums and songs to countless Bollywood films.
Later in life, Singh complained that the practice of devotion and music disappeared and that the younger generation was going after instant fame.
"Music is a huge subject. There are math and grammar of music. Unless we know all this, can become a good singer. We must learn the music for 15 years before you actually try their hand at sing ghazals, "Singh told Hindustan Times.
In 2003, Singh was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest honors civil India, the Indian government.
Indian Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Ambika Soni, in his condolence message, said Monday that his death had left a void that will be difficult to fill.
The pain and sadness in his voice was a catharsis for many a lonely heart.
"Thank you for your pain lullabying Mr. Jagjit Singh, a musical break in peace. Your voice is surrounded by the pain of my childhood fantasies of sweet and innocent," Facebook said in a tribute to the master.
"God bless you dear Jagjeet. I am from Afghanistan and I've always liked the songs as ur not an Indian. You will never die. You will remain in the hearts of fans forever. A diamond can not lose its luster for throwing in the Ganges or underground, "wrote another user of Facebook.
Headlines in India say it all:
"The king is dead, long live the voice" - The Hindu
"No more tears Jagjit Singh" - Hindustan Times
"Ghazal golden voice is softly" - Times of India
"When the king lost Ghazal - Jagjit Singh" - Daily News & Analysis
"Uski aawaaz mein hai chain" (no peace in his voice), "popular lyricist Javed Akhtar wrote in the Hindustan Times." Jagjit's what friends, followers and fans feel every time I heard his voice, and this list also includes me.
"The loss of Jagjit Ji is probably the saddest moment in the music industry worldwide," he wrote pop singer Daler Mehndi in the Times of India. "Delivered by Ghalib Urdu poetry so easily and effortlessly, ghazals accessible to the common man and gave new meaning to the genre. His ghazals does not require the listener to understand the nuances of singing Ghazal, in his words and melodious voice was magic directly affect your heart strings.


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