In the world of ghazals, the name of Jagjit Singh resonates the most. His baritone voice had a warmth that lend a kind of smoothness to the songs. And his songs played with words that touched the very depths of the listener’s heart. His demise, no doubt, left a void that can’t be filled in the years to come perhaps because they don’t make any Jagjit Singhs anymore. Yet the legacy that he leaves behind in this ghazals will be cherished forever.
Here are snippets from some of his finest ghazals – snippets that carry messages for various stages of life.