Popular Punjabi singer Surinder Shinda dies : The Tribune India

Popular Punjabi singer Surinder Shinda dies

Had been receiving treatment at DMCH, Ludhiana

Popular Punjabi singer Surinder Shinda dies

Surinder Shinda. File photo



Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, July 26

Popular Punjabi singer Surinder Shinda passed away on Wednesday. Shinda, who had been receiving treatment at DMCH, Ludhiana, died on Wednesday morning, as confirmed by a hospital official.

He was 64. Had been on ventilator for the past many days.

He had numerous hot songs like ‘Jatt Jeona Morh’, ‘Putt Jattan de’ and ‘Truck Billiya’. He had also appeared in Punjabi films like ‘Putt Jattan De’ and ‘Ucha Dar Babe Nanak Da’.

His real name was Surinder Pal Dhammi. He is survived by son Maninder Shinda and hailed from Choti Ayali village in Ludhiana.

Many people, including singers and politicians, expressed grief over Shinda's demise.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann tweeted, "Very sad to hear the news of the death of famous singer Surinder Shinda ji... The voice of Punjab has gone silent forever."

Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said the singer's contribution to Punjabi music was priceless.

"Deep condolences to the fans and the family of legendary Punjabi singer Surinder Shinda. His contribution to Punjabi music is priceless. He had an incredibly powerful voice. Shinda ji will be missed by millions of his fans around the world. May his soul rest in peace," Badal said in a tweet.

Singer-actor Harbhajan Mann also expressed grief over the death of Shinda, saying Punjabi music has suffered a loss that could never be fulfilled.

"The end of the golden era of Punjabi folk singing," said Mann in a tweet.

Shinda is survived by his son Maninder Shinda, who is also a musician.

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