Ghazal

  • Shreya Ghosal launches her first ghazal album 'Humnasheen' March 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Shreya Ghoshal has turned over a new leaf with the launch of her first non-film ghazal album 'Humnasheen'. The melodious songstress turned 30 Wednesday. Shreya is glad that she chose ghazals to make a transit to non-film work. "I have been a fan of ghazals, but I had never thought I...
  • 'Few of Khusro's verses may have been altered during transmission' March 6, 2014

    An international scholar and orientalist on Thursday 'questioned' the authenticity of some of the best-known ghazals presently attributed to poet Amir Khusro, saying these verses may have been "altered in transmission". "Some of the best-known ghazals attributed to him cannot be traced in the original manuscripts. They cannot be authentic...These verses...
  • Remembering Jagjit Singh: A playlist of his popular songs October 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Born on February 8, 1941 Jagjit Singh was one of the most popular singers in the country. Ghazal industry was dominated by Pakistani singers when Jagjit Singh entered this arena. He soon became one of the most loved ghazal singers, even outside India. Apart from his music albums,...
  • Jagjit Singh is the most googled ghazal singer February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Late ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh, whose 72nd birth anniversary is Friday, has topped a list of popular singers of the genre. According to Google Search Trends, Jagjit Singh was people's first choice - both in India and abroad, when it came to songs, lyrics, and mp3s of ghazals. Globally,...
  • Google doodles Jagjit Singh's 72nd birthday February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: With his hands on the harmonium and lips half open in mid-song, a seated Jagjit Singh looks at you with his calm eyes from the Google doodle on his 72nd birth anniversary. The Google logo appears partially hidden behind the ghazal maestro who passed away on October 11, 2011....
  • Ghulam Ali to pay tribute to Jagjit Singh December 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali says he will pay a tribute to late ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh on the latter's birth anniversary Feb 8 next year. Ghulam Ali celebrated his 71st birthday here Wednesday along with his son Aamir Ali, and revealed his plans for Jagjit Singh's birth anniversary...
  • I want to work with AR Rahman: Tina Sani September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistani ghazal singer Tina Sani, who considers India as her second home, says she would love to collaborate with Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman in future. "I have an endless list of Indian artistes whom I want to work with. But the one I would really like to...
  • Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5: Talat Aziz eliminated July 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Ghazal singer Talat Aziz was the first celebrity contestant to be eliminated from the fifth season of dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'. Talat was among TV hosts Archana Vijaya and Shibani Dhandekar to get minimum scores after combining audience votes and the judges' scores. Talat was competing alongside Gurmeet Chowdhary,...
  • Kerala: The promise that Mehdi Hassan could not keep June 14, 2012

    Kozhikode: He left with a promise that he would return to the city to sing again. And when the news broke amongst music lovers in the city of Mehdi Hassan’s demise on Wednesday, it was also confirmation that it was a promise he would not be able to keep. Hassan...
  • Mehdi Hassan to be laid to rest on Friday June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Mehdi Hassan, the legendary Pakistani ghazal maestro born in India, passed away at a Karachi hospital Wednesday and his son says that the funeral will take place Friday. "My father's funeral will take place Friday in Karachi," Arif Mehdi told IANS on phone from Karachi, adding that they have...
  • Mehdi Hassan: End of golden era of ghazal June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan first mesmerised connoisseurs with his rendition of 'Gulon main rang bhare;, step one of a long musical journey that lasted five decades. The death of the artist, who gave voice to ghazals such as 'Patta patta boota boota' and 'Abke bicchde khwaabon mein mile',...
  • Playlist: Remembering ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: India-born Pakistani ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan died at a Karachi hospital on Wednesday after prolonged illness. He was 84. Better known as 'King of ghazal', Hassan ruled the Pakistani music industry for years. He was born in a village called Luna in Rajasthan. His family migrated to Pakistan after...
  • Mehdi Hassan: an era has come to an end June 13, 2012

    Ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan died on Wednesday following multiple organ failure at the age of 84 in a Karachi hospital. ...
  • Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan dies after prolonged illness June 13, 2012

    India-born Ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan died on Wednesday following multiple organ failure at the age of 84. ...
  • Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan dies at 84 June 13, 2012

    Karachi: India-born Ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan, the melodious voice behind evergreen hits like 'Patta patta, boota boota' and 'Kab ke Bichhare', died on Wednesday following multiple organ failure at the age of 84. Hassan, who had millions of fans in India and Pakistan, had been admitted to the Agha Khan Hospital...
  • Karachi: Ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan hospitalised June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan was admitted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Karachi on Monday. Specialists are treating the 85-year-old for multiple lung, chest and urinary tract ailments. Hassan was born into a family of musicians in Rajasthan and had migrated to Pakistan after...
  • Music Maestro: Remembering legendary Jagjit Singh February 12, 2012

    This week on Music Maestro, we look back at the golden years of the legendary ghazal singer Jagjit Singh. ...
  • Playlist: Remembering ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh February 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Born on February 8, 1941 Jagjit Singh was one of the most popular singers in the country. Ghazal industry was dominated by Pakistani singers when Singh entered the industry. Because of his golden voice and dedication, Jagjit Singh soon became one of the most loved ghazal singers. Apart...
  • Legendary singer Jagjit Singh cremated in Mumbai October 12, 2011

    Mumbai: Singer Jagjit Singh was cremated at Chandanwadi electric crematorium in Mumbai today. The ghazal maestro has been survived by his wife Chitra Singh. The cremation draw several celebrities as well. Jagjit Singh died at the age of 70 after being treated for brain hemorrhage since he was admitted to...
  • 'We won't sing Munni Badnaam Hui': Jagjit Singh October 12, 2011

    Mumbai: To be able to interact with Jagjit 'Ghazal King' Singh, one has to pass what seems like a validity test set up by him. He tossed a few questions about his co-performer Ghulam Ali, the Ghazal legend from Pakistan, and himself towards us. We might have answered satisfactorily because...
  • Jagjit Singh laid the foundation of Ghazals: Udas October 10, 2011

    Pankaj Udas featured with Jagjit Singh in two albums, 'Together' and 'Forever'. ...
  • A tribute to Ghazal King Jagjit Singh October 10, 2011

    Prominent Ghazal Singer Jagjit Singh passed away on Monday morning at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. ...
  • Jagjit ruled hearts for 30 yrs: Javed Akhtar October 12, 2011

    Famous lyricist Javed Akhtar on Monday says that Jagjit Singh has tremendous following and a lot of people begin and end their day with his ghazals. ...
  • RIP: Jagjit Singh, the ghazal maestro October 12, 2011

    New Delhi: A soft ghazal in the background, a calm voice of Jagjit Singh singing it, and the world became a peaceful place. That was the magic created by the voice of the ghazal maestro. Being a singer, composer, activist and entrepreneur, Jagjit Singh was a versatile personality. He sung in...
  • Shocked to know Jagjit Singh's death: Lata Mangeshkar October 10, 2011

    Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Monday said she was hopeful that Jagjit Singh will come out of coma. ...
  • PM condoles Jagjit Singh's death October 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday condoled the demise of noted ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, saying he would be remembered for his 'golden voice'. Noting that he is among Jagjit's admirers, the Prime Minister said he shared the sorrow of his fans. In his condolence message, Singh said by...
  • Jagjit was my 'beautiful' friend: Pandit Jasraj October 12, 2011

    Veteran music maestro Pandit Jasraj on Monday showered praise on ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh, calling him his 'beautiful friend'. ...
  • Jagjit could sing ghazals in a pure form: Asha Bhosle October 10, 2011

    Singer Asha Bhosle said that Jagjit Singh was a very tolerant man and was a great example of an ideal human being. ...
  • Remembering Jagjit Singh, the king of ghazals October 10, 2011

    Noted ghazal singer Jagjit Singh died on Monday. Singh was admitted in Mumbai's Lilavati hospital after he suffered brain hemorrhage last month. ...