Punjabi singer Balwinder Safri dies at 63; music industry mourns demise

Known as the Bhangra star, Safri was a UK-based Punjabi singer known for popular tracks like 'O chan mere makhna', 'Pao Bhangra', 'Gal sun kuriye' and 'Nachdi nu'

Punjabi singer Balwinder Safri dies at 63; music industry mourns demise

Balwinder Safri. Photo: @BalwinderSafri/Twitter

New Delhi, July 27

Veteran Punjabi singer Balwinder Safri passed away on Tuesday.

He was 63.

Reacting to the demise, Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa took to Instagram and wrote, “We will cherish your music and contribution to Punjabi music forever sir. Rest in peace. Alvida sir Balwinder Safri.”

The 'Tu hoor sohniye' singer was admitted to the New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, UK, in April 2022 owing to heart issues. After triple bypass surgeries, the singer went into coma after facing brain damage. After spending 86 days in the hospital, Safri was discharged and was on the road to recovery but couldn't survive and passed away on July 26.

Several artistes from the Punjabi music industry paid condolences on social media.

Punjabi actor Neeru Bajwa remembered the ‘Par linghade’ singer and wrote, "Menu yaad hai Balwinder ji nu asi window tho dekya si during #beautifulbillo shoot...we were so excited. He so graciously came up to meet us. Dont make them like that anymore....Thank you Sir for giving Punjabi music industry so much. You will forever live in our hearts #balwindersafri ji."

Legendary singer Gurdaas Maan shared a picture of the late singer and wrote, "Safri Saab" followed by joined-hand emoticons.

Singer Jassie Gill shared a video on Instagram which features Gill, Babbal Rai along with Balwinder Safri. He captioned the video, "Eh Mulakaat Hmesha yaad rahugi. Waheguru apne charna vch niwas bandhan."

After the sudden demise of actor Deep Sidhu and singer Sidhu Moosewala, Safri's death is another big loss to the Punjabi entertainment industry.

Known as the Bhangra star, Safri was a UK-based Punjabi singer known for popular tracks like 'O chan mere makhna', 'Pao Bhangra', 'Gal sun kuriye' and 'Nachdi nu'. ANI 

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