Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tryst with Jagjit Singh

 

I am a Ghazal fanatic. I met Jagjit Singh in 1998 during a live concert in Siri Fort Auditorium, Delhi. It was a most memorable moment I cherish forever.

mehfilon ke daamanon me saahilon kea as paas

ye sada goonjegi sadiyon tak dilon kea as paas

-Naushad

Urdu poetry owes him a great debt.

jaan hain naghmon ki tu, ghazal ki aabroo hain tu

tu zubaan deta hain rekhta ko, shaayaron ki aarzoo hain tu