How Jagjit Singh Won the South Over: An excerpt from ‘Baat Niklegi Toh Phir’

Jagjit rubbed shoulders with many other artistes, some of whom were as passionate as him. Among them [...] Subhash Ghai, with whom he would forge a friendship that lasted his entire life. ‘I used to grab the gold medal in dramatics, he would win his for classical music,’ the producer-director said. ‘It was a portent of things to come.’ Ghai and Jagjit continued to meet at other… Continue reading How Jagjit Singh Won the South Over: An excerpt from ‘Baat Niklegi Toh Phir’

The Ghazal King’s Introduction to Music: An Excerpt from ‘Baat Niklegi Toh Phir’

Music was not a part of [Jagjit Singh's household's] daily life, at least not in the way it is today. ‘Radios were a luxury not everyone could afford,’ Jagjit Singh had said of his early years. ‘World War II was on, and I remember going for walks with my father to the park so that… Continue reading The Ghazal King’s Introduction to Music: An Excerpt from ‘Baat Niklegi Toh Phir’