On February 8, 2024, the world remembered the 83rd birth anniversary of the legendary Indian ghazal singer, Jagjit Singh. Born as Jagmohan Singh Dhiman, he defied the conventional career path his father wanted for him and followed his passion for music, a decision that would significantly impact the music industry and carve his name in history.
A Journey of Passion and Perseverance
Beginning his music education under the tutelage of Pandit Chhaganlal Sharma and Ustad Jamal Khan, Singh started his professional career at All India Radio, Jalandhar. However, the real struggle started with his move to Mumbai, where he juggled multiple roles to sustain himself before making it big in the music industry.
Personal Life Interwoven with Art
His personal life, particularly his marriage to fellow ghazal singer Chitra Singh, played a significant role in shaping his career. The couple’s collaboration brought them fame, but they also faced personal tragedy with the death of their son, Vivek Singh. Despite such hardships, their music continued to touch the hearts of millions across the globe.
Legacy of the Ghazal Maestro
Even today, Jagjit Singh’s music and legacy continue to resonate with fans worldwide. His contributions to the ghazal genre are celebrated on his birth anniversary, with fans revisiting his iconic songs and appreciating the lasting impact they have made on the music industry.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn