6 Love Songs by Jagjit Singh

It was a great day for all ghazal lovers when Jagjit Singh was born. The legendary singer, who passed away in 2011, had wooed audiences the world over with his soulful voice. Rarely do you hear a voice that so beautifully captures and conveys degrees of emotions. Whether it is the exhilaration of first love or the anguish of loss, no one has expressed it as poignantly as Jagjit Singh. His loss was felt keenly and mourned deeply. While we may never experience the thrill of a new song from the maestro or get to hear him perform live again, we can still enjoy the considerable legacy of music he left behind. 
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we put together a list of some of the most romantic love songs Jagjit Singh lent his voice to.
Kiska Chehra
There’s no better way to propose to a woman who enjoys ghazals than this song. Or its older brother ‘Honthon se choo lo tum‘.
Tum Ko Dekha
This song from Saath Saath has a uniquely Indian metaphor for love. It was part of a soundtrack in which Jagjit Singh sang many songs, each one better than the other.

Hoshwalon Ko Khabar Kya
Few songs evoke the smile love puts on your face like this one. Give it a listen to re-visit the euphoria of first love.

Tere Aane Ki Jab Khabar Mehke
There are many songs in Hindi films about waiting for your loved one. Of course, Jagjit Singh’s rendition of the joys of anticipation is sweeter than most.

Jab Samne Tum
Asha Bhosle‘s hit album ‘Dil Kahin Hosh Kahin had two songs featuring Jagjit Singh and both of them will take you straight to romantic heaven.

Kahin Kahin Se Har Chehra
The second song from the album, this one has her sister Lata Mangeshkar joining the duo, in creating another timeless love song.

No voice spoke the language of love like his. It’s probably why his music continues to charm people across borders and generations.