Remembering the King Of Ghazals Jagjit Singh by relishing these lesser known facts

Vishal Verma, Glamsham Editorial
2/8/2017 6:08:01 PM

'Hothon Se Chhoo Lo Tum', 'Mera geet amar kar do..' The magical voice of India’s king of Ghazals – Jagjit Singh is immortal. The void created by this legendary singer cannot be filled. On the occasion of Jagjit Singh’s 76th birthday we relish some lesser known facts of this legendary singer.

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1: Jagjit Singh’s father wanted him to become an Engineer

Before the magical silken voice of Jagjit Singh captured the whole world, Jagjit Singh went through immense struggle and use to work as extra, sung in private functions, weddings. Born to a Sikh family in Rajashthan on this date in 1941 Jagjit Singh was always interested in learning music and used to sing gurbani in gurudwaras from a young age. However, his father Sardar Amar Singh Dhiman, a government surveyor, wanted him to become an engineer or an IAS officer.