Popular Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, born on 8 February 1941, has his birth anniversary today. The ultimate Ghazal king of India was known for his soulful voice gliding through some of the best lyrics, sending the fans into a soft world of emotions. Born as Jagmohan Singh Dhiman, the singer is an important part of Bollywood music albums. The ghazals that he gave for Bollywood and also apart from Bollywood are set in the hearts forever. Kaagaz Ki Kashti Trailer: A Ride Into Legendary Jagjit Singh’s Life That You Wouldn’t Want to Miss.
His music compositions and songs, especially in films like Prem Geet (1981), Arth (1982), and Saath Saath (1982), have emphasized his unique way of composing songs. Here are some of the best Bollywood tracks by the ghazal maestro, that are evergreen.
Hoshwalon ko khabar kya (Sarfarosh): Aamir Khan and Sonali Bendre's mushy college romance got a dash of freshness with this slow romantic track. The meaningful lyrics and his voice, makes this song eternal.
Tum itna jo muskura rahi ho (Arth): The movie based on complicated relationships, had to have a beautiful soundtrack. And indeed, justice was made as Ghazal duo, Jagjit Singh and Chitra Singh gave one of the best song albums ever.
Hothon se choo lo tum (Prem Geet): Raj Babbar and Anita Raj's romance was put into the words and music through this amazing song. It remains one of the most memorable songs of the millennials.
Tumko dekha toh ye khayal aya (Saath Saath): The extremely popular pair of Deepti Naval and Farook Sheikh was blessed with amazing music for their romance. This song is the most favourite of the fans of their beautiful chemistry.
Jagjit Singh was honoured with Padma Bhushan award in 2003. He started his professional career in singing in 1961 as he sang for Jalandhar's All India Radio station.