Panaji, Dec 1 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) The 42nd edition of IFFI is celebrating the legendary ghazal singer Jagjit Singh by showcasing the film ‘Sarfarosh’.
The music industry lost its most memorable voices this year with the demise of Jagjit Singh.
He was a great Indian ghazal singer, composer, music director, activist and entrepreneur. Known as the ‘Ghazal King’, he gained acclaim together with his wife, another renowned Indian Ghazal singer Chitra Singh in the 70s and 80s as the first successful husband-wife duo act in the history of recorded Indian music.
He had sung in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Sindhi and Nepali languages. He was awarded India’s third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan, in 2003 for his contribution to the field of music and culture.
The film ‘Sarfarosh’ revolves around an honest police officer and his friendship with the Pakistan based ghazal singer Gulfam Hasan whom he admires. However, the turn of events take him to Rajasthan where he uncovers an unsettling truth about Gulfam Hasan.
In this film, Jagjit Singh lent his voice to the ghazal, ‘Hoshwalon ko khabar kya’ penned by Nida Fazli. The ghazal was an instant hit among his audiences and made it to the chart-busters.