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Jagjit Singh was my guru, my life associate and above all my protector, writes Chitra Singh


This present day ten years in the past, Jagjit Singh was taken away from us to merge with the divine vitality of the universe. The world misplaced one distinctive human and a supreme musician.

Jagjit Singh’s life encompassed a hoard of different qualities past music, composition, singing and many others. Compassion, full honesty, religious consciousness and intelligence and unconditional love for everybody and every thing within the universe. His vitality lives and communicates silently with folks world wide, be it by mellifluous soothing, therapeutic voice or simply by the great reminiscences of him that individuals maintain of their hearts. He continues to the touch folks’s lives in quite a few methods. He’s a kind of staff of sunshine, whom we frequently know as angels, who hold working silently. Jagjit Singh was/is my Guru, my life associate, my good friend and, above all, my protector. He protected not solely me however my entire household together with his love and talent to wipe away our fears and miseries. He grew to become a ‘son’ to my dad and mom, together with his love and caring.

Late Jagjit Singh with Chitra Singh. (Picture: Categorical Archive)

Jagjit Singh had been awarded with the Padma Bhushan award in 2003. However the one award that his admirers everywhere in the world have been ready for and demanding is the Bharat Ratna. Everybody is aware of that within the discipline of music, there may be maybe no yet another deserving than Jagjit Singh. He selected ‘ghazals’ as a car for his career in music, principally due to his love for Urdu poetry. His coaching in pure Indian classical music and his sensitivity and empathy for the overall inhabitants made him an knowledgeable in touching the innermost, deepest corners of the human coronary heart. He was a ‘Pandit’ and ‘Ustaad’ in his information and craft.

Jagjit Singh Jagjit Singh had been awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2003. (Picture: Categorical Archive)

From folks to khayal to thumri and devotional music, there was no discipline of music that he didn’t excel in. All his music compositions mirrored these elements. From the orchestration to the sound balancing, mixing and modifying, he managed every thing by himself. He was a one-man establishment. In India, in addition to the people music accompanying our rituals, seasons and festivals, two main genres rule our music scene — Indian classical music and movie music. There was no third kind to seize the creativeness of the listener until Jagjit Singh exploded on the musical horizon like a blazing meteor, to popularise a 3rd type of music that our nation, the truth is the entire world, swayed to, the ‘ghazals’. Immediately 10 years after his departure, the sector of ghazals, the truth is music basically, is dwindling. God is aware of if this case can ever enhance with out the emergence of somebody like Jagjit Singh, which appears fairly distant and farfetched.

Jagjit Singh Jagjit Singh acting at one of many concert events. (Picture: Categorical Archive)

Our household and I had fashioned a basis in Jagjit Singh’s title. However not a lot may very well be completed for it for varied causes. However on this tenth anniversary of the legendary musician, we’re comfortable to announce a collection of actions. The perfect abilities everywhere in the world will probably be chosen underneath the umbrella of ‘Jagjit Singh Basis’. The chosen abilities will probably be rendering 80 compositions of Jagjit ji in distinctive music concert events with some attention-grabbing additions for at present’s listeners. This will probably be an internet exercise.

This yr, 2021-2022, additionally occurs to be the eightieth / 81st birthday celebration yr of Jagjit ji and we additionally need to have fun and share this with all of you. Covid has impacted the timeline for this however not our spirits and love for Jagjit ji and his immortal music. Please be careful for additional bulletins.

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