October 11, 2011 07:01:45 PM IST Rachana, Glamsham Editorial
Late Ghazal exponent Jagjit Singh swayed the hearts with his golden voice and soul-stirring renditions. His contribution towards the traditional genre of 'ghazal' music has been immense. His entry in ghazal arena was when the genre was almost losing its sheen in India.
Though it would be unfair to list only few of his songs out of the tremendous body of his work yet we have managed to shortlist the top 10 best songs of Jagjit Singh. While we revisit the best of Jagjit Singh you let us know which is your favourite nazam of ghazal king.
1) Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahe Ho: This beautiful song was from the film ARTH, a film directed by Mahesh Bhatt starring Shabana Azmi, Kulbushan Kharbanda, Smita Patil, Raj Kiran. It was one of the most memorable soundtracks of Jagjit Singh.
2) Hontho se Chhoo lo tum: Jagjit Singh gained popularity in Bollywood and created a niche of his own with this poignant melodious number from 1981 film PREM GEET starring Raj Babbar and Anita Raj.
3) Tum Ko Dekha toh yeh Khayal: Who can forget this romantic song from the hit film SAATH SAATH? One of Jagjit Singh's best works. Directed by Raman Kumar the film starred Farooq Shaikh and Dipti Naval.
4) Woh Kaagaz ki Kashti: This non-filmi song comes from Jagjit Singh's popular album 'Jagjit Forever'. It is loved by one and all.
5) Hosh Waalon Ko Khabar:The soft romantic ghazal from the action-packed film SARFAROSH was a big hit and well picturised on Aamir Khan and Sonali Bendre, the stars of the film.
6) Koi Fariyaad: TUM BIN is till date remembered for its tear-jerking song. This 9 minute long song was divided into parts and played throughout the film.
7) Chhitti Na Koi Sandesh: 1998's film DUSHMAN had this soul soothing, heartrending song. Jagjit Singh brilliantly expressed the emotion of losing the close ones in the song.
8) Badi Nazuk Hai: A pleasant number from Subhash Ghai's production JOGGER's PARK is one of Jagjit Singh's cherished songs.
9) Hazaron Khwaishein Aisi: The extensively produced soundtrack of Gulzar's popular TV serial on celebrated poet, Mirza Ghalib had the golden voice of Jagjit Singh.
10) Shaam Se Aankh Mai name si hai: This is yet another beautiful non-film song from Jagjit Singh's album Marasim which once again brought together the two legends of music industry. Gulzar penned the lyrics while the music was composed by Jagjit Singh himself.