Tribute to Jagjit Singh-Jeete Rehne Ki Saza De

Continuing my celebration of Jagjit Singh‘s life and music, I decided to record this Ghazal that I first heard in 10th grade back in High School, when it was first released in 1996. Hope you enjoy this humble Tribute. Corrections/Comments welcome. Volume is a bit low, so raise it up please.

Jeete rehne ki saza de, zindagi ae zindagi
Ab to marne ki dua de zindagi ae zinda–gi

Main to ab uqta gaya hoon kya yahi hai qayanat
Bas ye aaina hata de zindagi ae zindagi

Dhoondne niklaa tha tujhko aur khud ko kho diya
Tu hi ab mera pata de zindagi ae zindagi

Yaa mujhe ehsaas ki ees qaid se kar de rihaa
Warna deewana banaade zindagi ae zindagi

Written by: Zaka Siddiqui
Original Scale: A#m (my version is in Bm)
P.S. The voice is a bit hoarse in the video as I’d been practising “Wo Kagaz ki Kashti” prior to recording this, which exhausted my throat!

Comments So Far..
  • Shweta 14 November, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Beautiful rendition!!! was really worth the wait every moment this weekend 🙂

  • A 27 November, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Surely not an easy one……wonderfully sung. Keep up the spirit.

  • […] is my 3rd Tribute Video to Late Jagjit Singh and his legacy after the last recording “Jeete Rehne Ki Saza De“. One of his most popular Ghazals that was penned by his life-long friend and a great Poet […]

  • raju 16 January, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Aap jo bhi gate ho ham usme kho jate hai..Wow…..great Gazal……om

  • Gautam 16 January, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Thanks for your wishes!

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  • raju 13 April, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Ye hi to vo raaz hai us Poems, Nazams, Ghazals and MUsic pesh karne vale umda mahan dilo ka, jo auroke dil aur dimag me dub ke, etne dil se sunate hai jo sun ne valo ke dil ko chuu jata hai, ye bat aam adami se kabhi nahi ho sakati..Usi aawaz ki hamesh tarraqi hoti rahe isi bhavna se… Namah Shivay

  • shiv 23 August, 2015 at 6:55 am

    From which album is this. I am trying to find the original song. But am not able to. I have all other songs except this.

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