New Delhi: Prominent Indian Ghazal singer, composer and musician Jagjit Singh, who passed away in October 2011, is scheduled to “perform live” at Siri Fort Auditorium on Friday. His voice has been extracted from various live concerts from the past and will be played along with the live band that used to play with him.
In collaboration with Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS), Panache Entertainment Private Limited, has attempted to bring back the magic of the Ghazal King’s voice.
However, the initiative taken by the Panache Entertainment Private Limited hasn’t gone down well. The late singer’s wife has filed complaint in Delhi High Court against the organisers and the IPRS that her husband’s voice is being misused.
The poster of the event says that Jagjit Singh is performing live today. Chitra Singh is of the opinion that the poster of the event is highly immoral, misleading and unethical. She even says that she has the right to his intellectual property and she opposes the misuse of his properties in this way.
The IRPS on their part has said that they have the right to his voice which they have secured before his death and it is perfectly legal for them to hold this event.
A court has termed the advertisement published by the organisers “clearly misleading” and “breaching the right of privacy and other intellectual property rights of Jagjit Singh”. It also stated that the organisers “are clearly misleading the public into believing Singh will be performing”.