Jagjit Kaur
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Jagjit Kaur

Jagjit Kaur[1] 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.

Memorable songs

Some of her memorable songs are the following:[2][3][4][5][6]

  • "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

Personal life

Jagjit Kaur belonged to a wealthy Punjabi zamindari family. She chose to marry talented upcoming composer Khayyam, overlooking the difference of religion. They had a son, actor Pradeep Khayaam,[7] who passed away in 2012. Khayaamji has started a trust in the name of his wife and son to help artistes and technicians in need.[8]


  1. ^ "Some timeless songs of Jagjit Kaur". songsofyore.com. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Singer : Jagjit Kaur : Lyrics and video of Hindi Film Songs - Page 1 of 2". hindigeetmala.net. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Jagjit Kaur albums - Raag.Fm". raag.fm. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Amazon.in: Jagjit Kaur: Music". amazon.in. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Shagoon - Suman Kalyanpur,Jagjit Kaur - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Listen to Jagjit Kaur songs online , Jagjit Kaur songs MP3 download". saregama.com. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ Mahaan, Deepak (14 February 2013). "Music...between silence and speech". Retrieved 2016 – via The Hindu.
  8. ^ "We were inspired by the divine to do what we did: Khayyam - Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dnaindia.com. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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