An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Babul Mora by KL Saigal

There are many songs that one hears these days which are good. But here is a song that I consider to be one of the All-time-Greats I have heard. This song has been sung by Jagjit/Chitra Singh and Bhimsen Joshi as well. Both formidable singers! However, in my humble opinion, KL Saigal does more in ONE word (the way he sings Mora in the first few second) than JS and Joshiji could do in the entire rendering. The pain he infuses in the song is umatched! I am not a music expert so cannot say if Saigal was technically more perfect than Jagjit Singh or Bhimsen Joshi; but let me put it this way – these two just wasted their time singing this song again!

Saigal just cuts through your heart!

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