A trip down the memory lane
This event saw eminent personalities from the world of music and theatre remember the good times spent with their dear friend, singer Jagjit Singh. Poet and lyricist Gulzar, ghazal singers Bhupinder Singh and Mitali Singh, along with theatre personality Salim Arif, turned up to pay a tribute to the late ghazal singer at the Fever Tribute concert that was held on Sunday by Fever Entertainment, in partnership with Hindustan Times.
“I had my last concert with Jagjit Singh here at Siri Fort on his 70th birthday. After almost an year, I am back here. I think I owed this to my friend, whom I fondly used to call ‘Ghazaljit Singh’,” said Gulzar, who has worked with Singh in various projects including the popular album, Marasim.
“We don’t want to get upset when remembering him, rather, we want to smile and remember the music he made and charmed us all,” he added.
Soon Bhupinder and Mitali took to the stage and mesmerised the audience with evergreen compositions such as Dil Dhoondta Hai Phir Wohi, Naam Gum Jayega and Layee Hayaat, among others. “Jagjit and I shared a special bond. Rather, I would say that I have known him ever since he first came to Mumbai. He had a God-gifted voice,” said Bhupinder.
Gulzar also read out some light-hearted poetry, which left the audience completely enthralled. “For the very small time I had known Jagjit ji, I realised that he was a very fun
loving person. It’s an honour for me to pay a tribute to a singer as great as him,” said Mitali.
Those who came for the musical evening included some eminent personalities such as minister of law, justice and minority affairs, Salman Khurshid and former Indian cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi.
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