Jagjit Singh Remembered
Los Angeles, Oct 28, 2012
Dilip Butani, Ramesh
Amit Anand and Bhavna Chawla put up a wonderful show of ghazals, geet and nazams in memory of the renowned ghazal singer and composer Jagjit Singh, at the Torch Restaurant, Buena Park, CA. The hall was packed to its 250 capacity. Sunil Tolani was guest of honor.
The show started with the popular song, ‘Chithi Na Koi Sandesh’, followed by another popular gazhal ‘Hum to Hain Pardes Mein’. The duo sang number of Jagjit Singh hits. The overall performance was divided in four segments. The first included popular ghazals of Jagjit whie the second incorporated Punjabi songs and folks tunes. The third was dedicated to the compositions of Mirza Ghalib and the fourth included ghazals and songs of Shiv Batalwi. Some of the numbers were so liked by the audience that they had to sing them twice.
The talented singers won the hearts of applauding audience that continued cheering them till the end. Other musicians of his band included Zafar Karimi on guitar, Rishi on tabla and Sonu on Dholak.. Munish Mitter emceed the musical event. Sumptuous food was served by Torch restaurant.