Ghazal Maestro unveils collection of his best songs – ‘Shukrana’ in Mumbai

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Posted on February 10th, 2011 in Editors, Music, News

Celebrating the 70th birth anniversary of India’s undisputed Ghazal Maestro, Padmabhushan Jagjit Singh; Teacher’s Origin, the premium Scotch whisky from the Teacher’s portfolio felicitated the maestro by unveiling ‘Shukrana‘ an enchanting collection of his Ghazals in Mumbai. Paying tribute to the 40 years of relentless work by ‘The Ghazal King’, Teacher’s Origin hosted a memorable evening in association with Saregama.

Introducing generations to one of the most sophisticated and amorous forms of music, Jagjit Singh’s contribution to Indian classical music is unparalleled.

Mr. Harish Moolchandani, Managing Director and CEO, Beam Global Spirits & Wine (India & Indian Sub-Continent) said; “He is the most successful Ghazal singer and composer of our times. A career spanning over four decades and a repertoire comprising thousands of melodious songs; Jagjit Singh is the name that personifies the modern Ghazal. It’s an honour to recognize his work and we feel privileged to be celebrating his birthday with him.”

Mr. Nikhil Manerkar, General Manager – West, Beam Global Spirits & Wine India was present to unveil Shukrana with the Maestro himself. Others Ghazal fans present on the evening included Talat Aziz.

Mr. Moolchandani further added; “It has been a pleasure to bring this evening for our exclusive consumers & associates in Mumbai. Our flagship brand, Teacher’s which is India’s leading Scotch whisky brand has shown exceptional results across the country. We look forward to such associations with him in the future.”

Mr. Apurv Nagpal, Managing Director-Saregama India Ltd., “Jagjit Singh’s name is synonymous with ghazals. His Ghazals have mesmerized audiences across the globle. Ever since his first album “The Unforgettables” Saregama has had the priviledge of recording and archiving enormous works of Jagjitji. SHUKRANA is compilation, plucked from Jagjitji’s vast repertoire. On his 70th birthday we wish Jagjitji continues to sooth the audiences with his magical voice for years to come”

Mr. Adarsh Gupta, Business Head-Music, Saregama India Ltd., “Jagjitji is indisputably one of the most talented artists in India. The uniqueness in his voice will remain eternally unmatched. To commemorate this special occasion we bring to his music lovers worldwide the best of Jagjit Singh ever, which is a handpicked compilation of his masterwork. We wish this legend a very happy birthday on his 70th birthday and hope he continues to bestow us with the depth in his voice that touches people’s hearts.”

Says Mr. Jagjit Singh, renowned ghazal singer, “I am extremely honoured to have been associated with Saregama. I have had a very long and fruitful association with Saregama and I am glad that they have valued and treasured my works and today on my birthday, I am humbled by their offering SHUKRANA. This album is for all my fans… who have always bestowed their love and support.”

It was a beautiful evening where the Ghazal lovers were seen enjoying great music with premium Scotch. The artist’s sheer talent and soul stirring voice enchanted one and all present.

During the evening, Beam Global spirits and Wine showcased some of their finest expressions; Teacher’s Origin – premium scotch blend from Teacher’s portfolio, with 65% malt content, Teacher’s Origin is a fine spirit in a classic jewel box packaging.

About Saregama India Ltd:
Listed on the NSE and BSE, Saregama India Limited, is India’s largest and best-known music recording company. Formerly known as The Gramophone Company of India Ltd, Saregama owns the largest music archives in India, one of the biggest in the world. The ownership of nearly 50 per cent of all the music ever recorded in India also makes Saregama the most authoritative repository of the country’s musical heritage.

Saregama has now expanded into other branches of entertainment – it is involved in production and distribution of motion pictures, television software, digital content, and home entertainment. It also runs studio facilities in Dum Dum, Kolkata making it one of the best end-to-end entertainment houses in the country.


Jagjit Singh & Roopkumar Rathod


Jagjit Singh with his grandsons


Jagjit Singh with Talat Aziz


Jagjit Singh


(left to right) Jagjit Singh & Adarsh Gupta, Music Head, Saregama India

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