Jagjit Singh, tape recorder and those cassettes

अपने हाथों की लकीरों में बसा ले मुझको
मैं हूँ तेरा तो नसीब अपना बना ले मुझको
another timeless classic from Jagjit Singh. Isn’t he one of the main reasons why most of us started listening to gazals? In an earlier life, we had a small tape recorder and used to buy Jagjit Singh cassettes. Wonder who got those cassettes in the end! I guess it never ended.

Some of those cassette covers –