Sardool Sikander, the famous Punjabi singer, breathed his last yesterday, i.e. on February 24 in Mohali, Punjab. He was 60. Sikander was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and was enduring treatment for various issues including kidney damage, uncontrolled sugar, and multi-organism failure.

Best known for his Punjabi songs like Ek Charkha Gali De Wich Dha Laya, Sanu Ishq Brandi Char Gayi, Saanu Tol Na, among others, Sikander was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday where he breathed his last. He had undergone a kidney transplant a few years ago.

Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal and a host of celebrities from the music industry have grieved his demise.

The CM confirmed the news of Sardool’s death. “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,” he wrote. Former Punjab deputy chief minister Badal said he was “saddened to learn about the demise of legendary Punjabi playback singer Sardool Sikander. A huge loss to Punjabi movie & music Industry. Prayers for his family, friends & fans. May his soul rest in peace!”

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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