Top 25 Ghazals Of Jagjit Singh

by Mohib on March 24, 2007

Here is a list of 25 of my favorite Jagjit Singh Ghazals in alphabetical order. Please note that these are Jagjit Singh Ghazals therefore neither duets nor nazms are included. It started with 10 Ghazals then quickly expanded to 20 and then I had to finally stop myself at 25. I didn’t knew I was such an ardent Jagjit Singh fan. Obviously this is a very a personal listing and has developed over a long period of time. Some Ghazals I loved 5 years ago do not even figure here.

Now, have you had a chance to listen to all these Ghazals? Did I miss out on one of your absoulte favorites? Please share your views on this. If you haven’t listened to a Ghazal but are interested, please drop me a comment and I will try to upload the audio. Links to lyrics will be added over time.

  1. aankhoN meN jal rahaa hai bujhtaa nahiiN dhuaaN
  2. ai Khudaa ret ke sehraa ko samandar kar de
  3. aap aaye janaab barsoN meN
  4. baaziichaa-e-atfaal hai duniyaa mere aage
  5. daastaan-e-Gham-e-dil unko sunaayii na gayii
  6. dhuup meN niklo ghaTaaoN meN nahaa kar dekho
  7. hazaaroN KhvaaisheN aisii ke har Khvaaish pe dam nikle
  8. kisii kaa yuuN to kaun hu’aa umr bhar phir bhii
  9. kisko qaatil maiN kahuuN kisko masiihaa samjhuuN
  10. na keh saaqii bahaar aane ke din haiN
  11. nazar nazar se milaa kar sharaab piite haiN
  12. pareshaaN raat saarii hai sitaaroN tum to so jaao
  13. phir kuch is dil ko beqaraarii hai
  14. phir usii raahguzar par shaayad
  15. roshan jamaal-e-yaar se hai anjuman tamaam
  16. sadmaa to hai mujhe bhii ke tujhse judaa huuN maiN
  17. saraktii jaaye hai ruKh se naqaab aahistaa aahistaa
  18. shaam se aaNkh meN namii sii hai
  19. shaayad maiN zindagii kii saher le ke aa gayaa
  20. sholaa huuN bhaRakne kii guzaarish nahiiN kartaa
  21. tujhse ruKhsat kii vo shaam-e-ashk-afshaaN haaye haaye
  22. tum itnaa jo muskuraa rahe ho
  23. tumko dekhaa to ye Khayaal aayaa
  24. tum nahiiN Gham nahiiN sharaab nahiiN
  25. vo Khat ke purze uRaa rahaa thaa

I hate to exclude these Ghazals but unfortunately there can be only 25 Ghazals in a list of 25.

  1. abhii vo kamsin ubhar rahaa abhii hai us par shabaab aadhaa
  2. dil-e-naadaaN tujhe hu’aa kyaa hai
  3. dost ban bane ke mile mujhko miTaane vaale
  4. ko’ii chaudaviiN raat kaa chaand ban kar tumhaare tasavvur meN aayaa to hogaa
  5. Thukraao ab ke mujhe pyaar karo maiN nashe meN huuN

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

bachodi March 24, 2007 at 11:40 pm

Yes , you haven’t given place for my fav.
“Besabab baat badhaane ki zaroorat kya hai,
hum khafa kab the manaane ki zaroorat kya hai.”

Mohib March 26, 2007 at 1:35 am

@ bachodi

Welcome to the blog!

I like the Ghazal you mentioned but not so much as to feature in the top 25 list. I also like ‘yaa to miT jaaiye yaa miTaa deejiye’ which also has a similar feel to this Ghazal.

Kaif April 4, 2007 at 11:28 pm

Tere kadmoupe sar hoga kaza sarpe khari hogi
derlagi aneme tumko shukar he firbhi ayeto

dashte.junoon April 23, 2007 at 11:22 pm

Raat gayi kar tara tara
Bhoya dil da dard adhaara…

This punjabi ghazal by Jagjit Singh brings tears to my eyes each time I listen to it.

A May 4, 2007 at 2:02 pm

Would love to get the lyrics and a translation of “tujhse ruKhsat kii vo shaam-e-ashk-afshaaN haaye haaye.” I just heard it for the first time, and am in love with it – could someone please post the translation.

Sanjit June 21, 2007 at 2:29 pm

“koi paas aaya sawere sawere,
mujhe aazmaya sawere sawere.

Meri daastaan ko zara sa badalke
mujhe hi sunaya savere savere”

Love a live version of this ghazal (the only version I have heard)!

Most of his ghazals just grow on me.. Not sure whether I can ever make a list of 25 top Jagjit Singh ghazals.. I guess what mood I am in decides which one of his ghazals are top at a certain time!

Ahmad Kareem September 15, 2007 at 5:09 am

I think this should not excluded from the top 20
Woh Kaghaz ki kashti woh barish ka paani
This is just my opinion.

Mohib September 15, 2007 at 7:34 am

Ahmad Kareem:

woh kaghaz ki kashti is more of a nazm than a Ghazal.

Makaveli September 25, 2007 at 11:38 pm

‘Baat Niklegi To Phir,’ Should Have Also Been In Ur 25 List.

Mohib September 26, 2007 at 12:08 am

Makaveli:

Again, it is a nazm not a Ghazal.

Ahmad Kareem October 7, 2007 at 4:38 am

Mohib ASLK,
Thanks for the info.
Kareem

Kaif October 25, 2007 at 12:28 pm

Mana hai mushtekhak se barkar nehi hoo main
umro jalwomai bas or ho
Chand ke sath koi dard e purane
AAh ko chayea ik umro asar hone tak

If anyone have not heard Jagjit live concert
“A tribute to Ghalib”must be listened.It will notice you if Ghalib was alive he would be gratefull to Jagjit.

manmeet November 29, 2007 at 6:31 am

“apko dekh kar dekhta reh gaya”

“kabhi kabhi humne yuh bhi apne dil ko behlaya hai, jin baton ko khud nahi samjhae auron ko samjhaya hai”

Aziz November 30, 2007 at 10:47 am

Tujhse rukhsat ki vo shaam-e-ashk-afshaan haaye haaye
Vo udaasi vo fizaa-e-giriya saamaa.n haaye haaye

(Ah! that evening of your sepearation.
That evening of lamentation and tears)

Yaa.n kaf-e-paa choom lene ki bhinchi si aarzoo
Vaa.n bagalgiri ka sharmaaya sa armaa.n haaye haaye

(Here, I could’nt wait to kiss your feet. There you could’nt wait to come in my embrace)

Vo mere ho.nthon pe kuch kahne ki hasrat vaa-e-shauk
Vo teri aankhon me kuch sun-ne ka armaan haaye haaye

(My lips desperately wanted to say something to you. And your eyes desperately wanted to hear something from me)

Umesh Chandra Moharana December 26, 2007 at 7:12 am

I think you missed my fav. song

Socha nahin achha bura dekha suna kuchh bhi nahi,
maanga khudase raat din tere siva kuchh bhi nahi.

Dekha tuje, socha tuje, chaha, tuje puja tuje,
meri khata meri wafa, teri khata kuch bhi nahin.

jis par hamari aankh ne moti bichhaye raat bhar,
bheja wahi kagaz use humne likha kuchh bhi nahi.

Ek shaam ki dahliz par bethe rahe woh der tak,
aankhon se ki baaton munhse kaha kuchh bhi nahi.

regards
Umesh
IIT Kharagpur

kishor January 4, 2008 at 5:38 am

i will very like of gazals of jagjit singh please send the best hit gazalas of him to me
regards
kishor

sangeeta January 17, 2008 at 12:37 am

I m very much found of jagjit singh’s gazals. He is my ideal. please send me his latest gazels & tell me about his resantly going live concert.

mujahid May 7, 2008 at 11:44 pm

all Jagjit lovers; I have heard a singer whos voice and style amazingly resembles the Maestro jagjit singh. If you close you eyes and listen to him live, you will feel you are in the concert of Jagjit singh… amazing so amazing. if anyone likes i can send his ghazals.

suman September 11, 2008 at 1:37 am

i want to down load all the 25 ghazals listed above ? how can i proceed

suman September 11, 2008 at 1:39 am

can you please send all the mp3 format of these 25 ghazals ?

Sandeep September 13, 2008 at 5:25 pm

Amazing work Mohib. I have seen this site for the first time today and I have become your fan. By the way can someone tell me what exactly is the difference between a ghazal and a nazm?

syed March 13, 2009 at 12:50 pm

I like jagjit ghazals very much

syed March 13, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I really like this website, through which i can receive free downloads of my favourite ghazals of Jagjit Singh, I have all the old collection of jagjit singh, almost 15 years i am listening ghazals.He is really my favourite. Please send me all latest ghazals to me.

manahel March 29, 2009 at 7:12 am

i love jagjits ghazals and songs and specially this one i dont know wether it is ghazal or nazm but i love it so much

ab mere paas tum aayee ho to kya aayee ho
from album kahkashan

ruhunuyaka August 7, 2009 at 1:02 am

You should add “paththar ke khuda” also. That is one of great ghazals based on raag bhairavi.

and yes, Sanjit, Koi paas aaya is my another fourite track. As it’s music based on raag lalith, oh it’s a great ghazal.

Anyway I am unable to select 20 or 25 out of Jagjith sings ghazals.

mushtak ahmed October 6, 2009 at 10:34 am

my favorites singar jagjit singh please

Heena November 5, 2009 at 1:06 am

Plz transalte this ghazal fr me…

Ghazal is saamne hai jo usey log bura kehte hain , jisko dekha hee nahi usko khuda kehte hain !!

Need to know trnslation of below line
chand masoom se patton ka lahoo hai `Fakir’ , jisko mehboob ke haathoN ki hina kehte hain!!!!!

what is Fakir here…. and how it related to hina??

rishab December 23, 2009 at 5:14 am

hi there,
faakir is the poet/lyricist of the ghazal
full name sudarshan fakir from jalandhar punjab
remember ghazal yeh daulat bhi le lo was written by fakir only

saba January 23, 2010 at 4:35 am

I have a big collection of Jagjit Singh , I reallylike all the Ghazals and listen them.

shaad February 28, 2010 at 8:39 am

jaggit singh is made for singing ………..he is my & my dad’s SUPER STAR

Prabhanshu March 5, 2010 at 1:08 am

It is a Ghazal by Sudarshan Fakir ….and it is used just to rhyme….like”rahiman paani rakhiye”

ALI JATOI March 8, 2010 at 3:52 am

“O, My dear friends I’m also like ghazal of “jagjit singh” when I’s twelve I don’t like any singer & when I’s seventeen some singers heared by me other than “jagjit singh.” How can I explain after listening “jagjit singh” all singers forgotten by me. I like whom, who like “jagjit singh” best of luck them;

yogita March 9, 2010 at 8:53 pm

My favourite ghajal singer jagjit singh.

Furqan March 18, 2010 at 3:21 pm

“dil-e-naadaaN tujhe hu’aa kyaa hai ” .. that gazal was actually sung by Chitra Singh. (Not Jagjit)

Furqan March 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm

It would not be fair if I don’t appreciate your efforts. Indeed a great selection …

akki April 9, 2010 at 2:54 am

palko ke kinare jo hamne kabhi bhigoye hi nahi
vo sochte hai hum kabhi roye hi nahi
puchte hai vo kinhe dekhte ho tum khwabo me
unhe kya patta ek umar se ham soye hi nahi .
only yours “akki”from panipat

akki April 9, 2010 at 3:01 am

I am writter.I write poem,song,story
meri ek line lhik raha hu

koi to ho jalti aag bhujane ke liye
mile to sahi koi dil lagane ke liye
pyas to mere hoton par bhi h aur aankho me bhi
magar dariya dikhe tokahin pyass bujhane ke liye
akki from panipat09991635921, e-mail ,nasib_singh87@yahoo.com

Music@OceanofWeb May 18, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Wo kagaz ki kashti vo barish ka paani……..
its my fav nazam :-)

Hemant June 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Add this also … … Koi Ye Kaise Bataye Ke Wo Tanha Kyu Hai

sachin June 15, 2010 at 1:22 am

khummar e gham hai mehkti fizaaa – leela is one of hisbest ghazal, plzz include that

sachin June 15, 2010 at 1:29 am

answer to the question
Q: what is Fakir here…. and how it related to hina??
A : faqir is the name of poet or his taqallus & hina is the name of mehndi, there is no co-relation between the two………

fatima ali June 23, 2010 at 2:45 am

jagjit singh is very good poet

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