Kolkata: Ghazal King Jagjit Singh, who mesmerised music lovers for over four-decades with his soul-stirring numbers, had deep relations with Bengal. As his better half, Chitra Singh belonged to a Bengali family, the Ghazal legend was held as the son-in-law of Bengal.

Jagjit and Chitra Singh had met in 1967. Since both loved music, they came closer.

It was for an ad jingle that they worked together first time. After that they released their first music album ‘The Unforgettable’ which was a great hit. Working together, the popular Ghazal duo fell in love and tied nuptial knot in 1969.

At that time, Jagjit Singh was also running his own sound recording studio. He was also fond of Bangla music and had lent his unparalleled voice for several Bangla songs.

Jagjit Singh was a frequent visitor to Kolkata. Just a few days before the sad demise of the ‘Ghazal Maestro’, he was in the city for a show in Science City Auditorium.

(JPN/Bureau)