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Posted at: Jan 25, 2018, 9:02 PM; last updated: Jan 26, 2018, 1:58 AM (IST)

Punjabi singer Sabar Koti dead

Punjabi singer Sabar Koti dead
Sabar Koti. — File photo

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh/Jalandhar, January 25

Punjabi singer Sabar Koti, known for his soulful voice and sad songs, passed away after a prolonged illness in Jalandhar on Thursday.

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Sabar Koti was born into a family of musicians. He is survived by his wife Rita and four children.

Initiated to the richness of the Patiala Gharana of classical music by his father and guru Amar Nath, Koti started performing on stage at the age of 9. Later, his talent was honed under the tutelage of Pooran Shah Koti. 

His close aides said his demise has left void in the music world.

Koti belonged to Nangal Karar Khan Village.

Deepak Bali of Punjab Jagriti Manch said he had learnt music from Ustad Pooran Shah Koti. “He was not keeping well for last some years, his condition was bad,” Bali added saying that Koti was a great singer and a well learned person in music.

He had released a song around two years, but then due to bad condition, he became inactive, added Bali.

Among his popular hits are “Kargai ai sauda sada”, “Oh mausam wangu badal gaye”, “Asin dhur andar tak leera hoi baithe aan”, “Aaye haaye gulabo”, “Saun da mahina hove” and “Peengh hulare laindi”.

“All the craze about rock and pop music will come and go, but the richness of folk will always be there. People who appreciate good music will always remain faithful to their folk heritage,” Koti had said some years ago during a performance in Chandigarh.

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