Mirza Ghalib – Jagjit & Chitra Singh
Mirza Ghalib is the Amitabh Bachchan of Urdu Poetry. You haven’t read Urdu Sukhan if you haven’t read Ghalib. The essence of his poetry to me is his philosophy and how he extends the Ghazal from being a Love Poem to encompassing a vast array of ideas and sentiments.
Every Ghazal singer worth his salt has tried to sing Ghalib, but no one matches the purity & simplicity of Jagjit’s compositions. These Ghazals are from Gulzar’s TV Series called “Mirza Ghalib”. Nasseruddin Shah did a splendid act as the ill-fated poet. Ghalib is not easy to perform, but here is Jagjit’s Masterpiece for your pleasure.