Jagjit Singh was one of the best ghazal singers we've seen, and nothing can fill the void he left behind. Along with wife Chitra Singh, he delivered some of the most endearing songs ever. The duo's chemistry worked like magic, and Chitra's melodious singing was the perfect complement to Jagjit Singh's soothing ghazal voice.
One of their most loved jugalbandis is ‘Punjabi Tappe’, performed at Birmingham in front of a live audience in 1979. Lok Tappe, as form of a folk tradition, has been popular as a light melodious form of music, which often involves friendly leg-pulling and flirting.
A young Jagjit and Chitra create a rather fun setting as they sing about the hassles of meeting clandestinely, hiding from friends and family. When Chitra asks Jagjit to come to the garden and shoo away flies, he responds by telling her to less ‘gud’ (jiggery). Nothing beats the desi humour, and the Punjabi tongue just adds so much love to it.
This one is pure gold.