Chitra Singh

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Jagjit and Chitra Singh, famous ghazal singers

CHITRA SINGH, his beautiful wife has literally grown up in the cradle of music. Her mother, Smt. Krishna Shome, discovered Chitra's potential talents early, and put her heart and soul to provide the young one with proper guidance in music. Endowed with the natural gift of a sweet voice, Chitra, a graduate from Calcutta University - took to her musical training in right earnest and, slowly but surely, acquired for herself an enviable position in the field of ghazal singing. Her later training in professionalism was given by Jagjit Singh.

The entire music of this duo was mostly composed and arranged by Jagjit Singh. Jagjit Singh, with his thorough knowledge of modern orchestration, gave a new dimension to the ghazals. His catchy rhythms and soulful music are a treat, some-times serene, sometimes frivolous and always thoroughly enjoyable. Jagjit prefers to draw on the traditional heritage of Ragas to form the basis of his tunes - and proceeds further to embellish them with modern orchestration. As a result, a distinctive and delightful blending of the traditional and the modern mark his musical compositions.

Jagjit Singh has sung quite a few ghazals written by a very accomplished Punjabi lyricist, whose flair of poetry is in a class of its own.He is the talented Madanpal, an Amritsar born, whose talent as a lyric writer are now a homely name in the Mumbai Music Circles and the Bollywood.