The Ghazal King, Jagjit Singh was not just a talented artist and a pioneer in the music industry but he was a kind soul loved by all. It is no wonder that an entire industry is brought to tears by his unfortunate death, including Punjabi artist Daler Mehndi.
“The demise of Jagjit Ji is possibly the saddest moment for music industry across the world. Rendering Urdu poems by Ghalib with such a consummate ease & effortlessness, he made ghazals accessible to the common man and brought a new meaning to the genre,” said Mehndi. “His ghazals did not require the listener to understand the nuances of ghazal singing, as his words and mellifluous voice carried magic to directly touch the chords of your heart. India is extremely proud to have a Ghazal singer who was born and brought up in a Sikh Family.
His demise has caused an irreparable loss to all of us; but his ghazals and music will always keep him alive in our hearts.”
The music world lost a great soul, may he rest in peace.