It has been ten years since Jagjit Singh, arguably the most successful ghazal singer and composer of our times, passed away.
The other day a two decades old memory of my brief association with Ghazal King Jagjit Singh got jogged.
This came from a Facebook post by Jaya Kumar in which she eulogised Jagjit Singh and mentioned her being there for the Jagjit Singh Live Show at the Qurum Amphitheater Muscat in April 1999. We were still in the last century, how time flies!
It had been a privilege for me to be associated with the organising and compering of that memorable night. As maestro Jagjit Singh gave voice to some of his mellifluous offerings, the over fifty thousand strong audiences comprising of the ‘Who’s Who’ of Muscat listened mesmerised.
- Hotho Se chhu lo tum…..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T7iE9eZJKE
- Tum Itna Jo Muskura rahe ho…..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju6kNKaBOQ8
- Koi yeh kaise bataye…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAhLfxeib8w
As I listen to the words today, I am left wondering at the prescient hold they continue to exercise on me.