Two Great Souls

Two Great Souls parted this week. One world renowned and the other maybe more renowned but to a vernacular audience.

Steve Jobs and Jagjit Singh.

The net is agog with homages to Steve Jobs. However much could be written about this great man might not be enough. He stands a head and shoulders above all the Business Men and industrialists of the past couple of decades. some have ventured to call him the greatest American of the Century but I wont go so far.

Surely, he needs to be exalted for his vision  and foresight but i really feel his ability to fight back withstand outright rejection – no comes close on that front. How many people can bounce back after being thrown out of the company they have founded?

Coming to Jagjit singh ji

I got introduced to ghazals after lsitening to Jagjit Singh. Took some time to decipher the meanings – but the voice just settled deep inside.

Some his ghazals have permanently engraved themselves –

ye daulat bhii le lo, ye shoharat bhii le lo
bhale chhiin lo mujhase merii javaanii
magar mujhako lautaa do bachapan kaa saavan
vo kaagaz kii kashtii, vo baarish kaa paanii

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