Tributes Pour in After Legendary Singer, Sardool Sikander Passes Away Age 60

Legendary Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander, who was under treatment for kidney damage and other ailments has died age 60 at Fortis hospital in Punjab, Mohali.

The singer also tested positive for COVID recently and was being treated for the virus, alongside other long term illnesses and died owing to multiple organ failure.

“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 in Mohali on 19 January with a very serious condition after complaints of low oxygen levels, it added.

He is recognised for many memorable songs such as: ‘Ek Charkha Gali De Wich’, ‘Ek Kuri Dil Utte Cha Gayi’ and ‘Sanu Ishq Barandi Chad Gayi’. As the news of his death spread across social media, celebrities and fans expressed condolences in tribute.

Mourning the loss of Sardool, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted “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”.

Gurdas Mann, another icon in the Punjabi music industry also took to social media to express his condolences, who tweeted: “Utth gaye gwandho yaar rabba hun ki kariye. Bulleh, Shah Inayat bajo rahe uraar na paar, Rabba hun ki kariye. Punjabi Maa boli da sureela gayak, mehfil di Jaan, yaaran da yaar, Sardool Sikander punjab diyan paak fizawan vich Geet banke goonjda rahega!.”

Sufi songstress, Harshdeep Kaur said on Twitter: “Bahut hi dukhad khabar… Saddened to hear about the demise of legendary Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander Ji. Huge loss to the music Industry. Prayers for his family.”

In a Twitter thread, The PropheC expressed his poignant sentiments over the death of “Ustaad Ji Sardool Sikander” and shared raw footage of the late singer in a recording booth, adding that Sikander gave the world “the joy and privilege of witnessing one of the greatest voices to ever exist.”

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.

The later singer 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.

Sikander was married to Amar Noorie, also an accomplished singer and actress and is succeeded by sons Sarang and Alaap.

BritAsia TV also extend heartfelt condolences to Sikander’s family and loves ones during this difficult time.

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