Baat Niklegi toh Phir: The Life and Music of Jagjit Singh
Jagjit Singh was more than just the king of ghazals. He was a singer, composer, arranger, lyricist, all rolled into one. Besides which he was a brother, friend, husband, and above all a father. This biography of Jagjit Singh traces the evolution of the artiste from his Namdari Singh roots through his diverse musical influences to his recreation of the ghazal as a lively, contemporary form of music that could hold both the young and old in thrall.
From the days of singing ad jingles to his breakthrough album, Unforgettables, to his soul searching music for Gulzar’s Mirza Ghalib, from his love of music to his fetish for horses, from his marriage to Chitra Singh to his tryst with spirituality, this book tells the story of the most loved ghazal singer of our time with great sensitivity. Delving into Singh’s personal triumphs and tragedies, Sathya Saran presents a man loved by many, revered by some and unsurpassed as yet in his chosen field.
Includes a music CD with 13 tracks.
About the Author
Sathya Saran is one of India’s best-known journalists and editors. As editor, she made Femina the most successful fashion and lifestyle magazine in India. She is author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling biography Ten Years with Guru Dutt: Abrar Alvi’s Journey. She is currently working on a number of books in her capacity as consulting editor with HarperCollins India.
Publihser: HarperCollins Publishers India