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What’s your favourite Jagjit Singh song?

October 10, 2011

There aren’t too many people who can claim a cure for the malaise caused by Mumbai traffic. The two people responsible for that cure, at least in my humble opinion, died within a week of each other.

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Jagjit Singh and my iPod elevated my mood during many an unending traffic jam. And it wasn’t just Mumbai traffic — you could trust Singh’s voice to make most situations better.

We grew up listening to Jagjit Singh and his ghazals, and “Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahein Ho” was a perennial favourite with many of us. As was “Hoton Se Chu Lo Tum” — they were almost love anthems back then, vastly different from today’s “Dhinka Chika”.

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Jagjit Singh may be no more but he left behind his voice for posterity. I can be sure, the next time I am stuck in another interminably long traffic jam, I can just touch the iPod click wheel and his voice will be heard again.

Which is your favourite Jagjit Singh song?

Comments

Gulshan Ki faqat, phoolon se nahin, kaanton se bhi zeenat hoti hai, jeene ke liye, iss duniya mein, gamm ki bhi zaroorat hoti hai (http://m.vuclip.com/w?cid=159460338&z=1 102)

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Naa shivalay na kalisa na haram juthey hain
Bas yahi sach hai ke tum jhoothe ho hum jhoothe hain.

This one and…

Ek parwaas dikhayee dee hai
Teri awaaz sunayee dee hai

-Bharti

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For me it has always been Yeh tera ghar yeh mera ghar;and Kal Chowdavi ki raat thee

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Sare pind’ch puare paye, hoshwalon ko, balle balle boliyan, jind mahi boliyan and many more!

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I like…Mein nashe me hu, Sarakti jaye hai rukh se and many more..

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