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Maestros pay tribute to late Jagjit Singh

October 11, 2012 04:13:28 PM IST
By IBNS, Glamsham Editorial
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The evening of October 10th witnessed a me'lange of singers from the music fraternity come together to celebrate the musical legacy of ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh.

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On the occasion of his first death anniversary, his wife Chitra Singh curated an intimate tribute concert.

Soulful performances by Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Anup Jalota, Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam made it an evening to remember.

Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh hosted the evening which also witnessed the launch of unheard, unreleased, original compositions by the maestro called 'The Master and His Magic'.

The event was attended by Kavitha Seth, Leslie Lewis, Siddharth Haldipur and Sangeet Haldipur.

Chitra Singh said, ''The Master and His Magic' is a tribute to Jagjitji and a gift to millions of his fans. I am sure that through these unreleased original compositions his legacy will live on and his fans will relive his music. This album celebrates the history created by the legend.'

Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma said, 'I have heard many voices but nothing like Jagjit Singh and today we have gathered here to celebrate his music. He physically may not be with us but his music will always be alive.'

On the launch of the album Shridhar Subramaniam, President India and Middle East Sony Music Entertainment, said, 'We are honored to be a part of this album which is a rare collection of his unreleased recordings. We have had a close relationship with the family and while releasing this album along with Mrs. Chitra Singh, we feel his blessings and there can be nothing more encouraging than this.'

'On the occasion of his first death anniversary, we believe that the event hosted by Chitraji was an appropriate tribute to the legend and will help us relive the music that he has created over the years.'


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