Remembering Jagjit Singh and why I stopped listening to Ye Daulat Bhi Le Lo

My most favourite ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh passed away at 8.10 am today (October 10, 2011). But he will forever stay alive in my heart with his melodious and timeless songs. 
In times of joy, sorrow, love and nostalgia, I could always relate to his ghazals. My mobile phone, mp3 player and computer would always have most of his songs. 
But, after my bidaai as I discontinued staying with my parents and brother, as I shifted away from where my close friends stay, I stopped listening to Ye Daulat Bhi Le Lo. It would bring back fond memories and tears to my eyes.
Magar mujhko lauta do bachpan ka saawan
Woh kaagaz ki kashti, woh baarish ka paani...
Woh naani ki baaton mein pariyon ka dera
Woh chehre ki jhurriyon mein sadiyon ka phera...
Woh gudiya ki shadi mein ladna jhagadna
Woh jhoolon se girna, woh gir ke sambhalna...
Na duniyaa ka gam tha, na rishton ke bandhan
Badi khoobsurat thi woh zindagani
Jagjit Singh's ghazals have always touched hearts and souls, and connected with us in very strong way. May his soul rest in peace and God give his loved ones the strength to deal with the loss.
Chithhi na koi sandesh jaane woh kaun sa desh jahaan tum chale gaye...

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