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Jagjit Kaur is an Indian Hindi/Urdu singer and the spouse of the music director, Mohammed Zahur Khayyam. She sang fewer songs for films than her contemporaries like Lata and Asha, yet all of her songs have been described as memorable masterpieces.
Some of her memorable songs are the following:
- "Dekho dekho ji gori sasural chali" from Shagun (1964), lyrics Sahir Ludhiyanvi, music Khayyam
- "Tum apna ranj-o-gham apni pareshani mujhe de do" from Shagun
- "Khamosh zindagi ko afsaanaa mil gayaa" from Dil-e-Nadan (1953), lyrics Shakeel Badayuni, music Ghulam Mohammad
- "Chale aao saiyan rangeele main vaari re" (with Pamela Chopra) from Bazaar (1982), lyrics Jagjit Kaur, music Khayyam
- "Dekh lo aaaj humko jee bhar ke" from Bazaar
- "Kaahe ko byahi bides" from Umrao Jaan (1981), music Khayyam
- "Saada chidiya da chamba ve" by Jagjit Kaur and Pamela Chopra from Kabhi Kabhi (1976), music Khayyam
- "Chanda gaaye raagini" from Dil-e-Nadan
- "Pehle to ankh milana" with Rafi from Shola Aur Shabnam (1961), lyrics Kaifi Azmi, music Khayyam
- "Nain milake pyar jata ke aag laga dee" (with Rafi) from Mera Bhai Mera Dushman (1967), music Khayyam
Jagjit Kaur belonged to a wealthy Punjabi zamindari family. She chose to marry talented upcoming composer Khayyam, forgetting religious differences. They had a son, actor Pradeep Khayaam, who expired in 2012. Khayaamji has started a trust in the name of his wife and son to help artistes and technicians in need.