Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, February 24
Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander passed away at Fortis hospital at Mohali on Wednesday.
He was 60. Sikander was under treatment for kidney damage and other ailments for the past few days.
"Sikander, who was diabetic, was recently treated for COVID-19. He had undergone renal transplant in 2016 and Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) in 2003," the hospital said in statement.
He was admitted to Fortis Mohali on January 19 in a very serious condition with complaints of low oxygen levels, it added.
He is known for his songs, ‘Ek charkha gali de wich dha laya’ and ‘Sanu ishq brandi char gayi’. As word spread, celebrities and fans expressed condolences on social media.
Sikander had made his first appearances on radio and television in the early 1980s with his album, ‘Roadways di Laari’. He also acted in Punjabi films like ‘Jagga Daku’.
His father, late Sagar Mastana, was a noted tabla player. Sikander was married to Amar Noorie, also an accomplished singer and actress.
Born at Kheri Naudh Singh in Fatehgarh Sahib, Sikander belonged to the Patiala gharana of music and had 27 albums to his credit. His album ‘Husna de Malko’ released in 1991 sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.
Sikander leaves behind wife and sons Sarang and Alaap.
बहुत ही दुखदायक ख़बर है,इनका गाना सुन के आम आदमी भी सुर में हो जाता था, मैं ख़ुशक़िस्मत हूँ कि पाजी मेरी बेटी की पहली लोहरी के मौक़े पर पहली बार हमारे घर आए, हम सब बहुत खुश थे, पर पता नहीं था की वो मुलाक़ात आख़िरी होगी, आप बहुत याद आएँगे पाजी, ईश्वर आपको अपने चरणों में जगह दें 🙏 https://t.co/q4xh5uavFe— Kapil Sharma (@KapilSharmaK9) February 24, 2021
Saddened by the demise of legendary Punjabi singer and music icon Sardool Sikander Ji. His death has left a big vacuum in Punjabi music industry and also in the hearts of millions of fans worldwide. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. RIP. pic.twitter.com/YrwtsHT0mN— Preneet Kaur (@preneet_kaur) February 24, 2021
Paying condolences to the family members of Sardool Sikander Ji whose contribution towards Punjabi music induatey is immense. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/tCnn2hqFnk— Punjab Congress (@INCPunjab) February 24, 2021
Extremely saddened to learn of the demise of legendary Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander. He was recently diagnosed with #Covid19 and was undergoing treatment for the same. The world of Punjabi music is poorer today. My heartfelt condolences to his family and fans. pic.twitter.com/PDaELYIPbZ— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) February 24, 2021
Saddened to learn about the demise of legendary Punjabi playback singer Sardool Sikander. A huge loss to Punjabi movie & music Industry. Prayers for his family, friends & fans. May his soul rest in peace! pic.twitter.com/ED5O68HBkc— Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) February 24, 2021
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