Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander dies at 60

Sikander was under treatment for kidney damage, had tested positive for COVID-19: Hospital

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.

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