Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander passes away; Daler Mehndi, Ayushmann Khurrana offer condolences

Sardool Sikander had recently tested positive for coronavirus and was being treated for kidney damage in Punjab

FP Trending February 24, 2021 16:50:39 IST
Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander passes away; Daler Mehndi, Ayushmann Khurrana offer condolences

Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander, who recently tested positive for coronavirus , is no more. He breathed his last on Wednesday (24 February) at the age of 60 in Punjab, Mohali, where he was being treated.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh mourned the loss of Sardool and 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".

Ayushmann Khurrana too shared the news of the singer’s demise on Instagram stories. Daler Mehndi, Vishal Dadlani, Harshdeep Kaur, Gurdaas Mann and other celebrities paid tributes to Sardool Sikander on social media and said it is a huge loss to the music industry.

As per reports, Sikander was admitted to the Fortis Hospital to undergo treatment for kidney damage and other ailments a month ago. He recently contacted coronavirus for which he was being treated.

Born to a famous table player, Sagar Mastana, Sikander was known for folk and pop music in Punjabi language and had 27 albums to his credit. His most popular hits include Sanu ishq brandy char gayi and Ek charkha gali de wich dha laya.

Sardool belonged to the Patiala gharana of music and started his career in the early 80s. More than 5 million copies of his album Husna De Malko were sold in 1991.

Sardool Sikander is survived by his wife Amar Noorie and two sons named Sarang Sikander and Alaap Sikander.

Updated Date:

also read

Sean Bean on finale of Netflix's Snowpiercer Season 2, and whether he'd consider a Game of Thrones prequel
Entertainment

Sean Bean on finale of Netflix's Snowpiercer Season 2, and whether he'd consider a Game of Thrones prequel

Sean Bean discusses diving into his fiendish role of Wilford in Snowpiercer, and where the finale of season 2 takes him.

Oscars 2021 adds in-person UK hub for international nominees amid travel concerns during pandemic
Entertainment

Oscars 2021 adds in-person UK hub for international nominees amid travel concerns during pandemic

While the main event will still take place in LA, the show is working with broadcast affiliates around the world to provide satellite links for other international nominees, say organisers.

BJP's Mithun Chakraborty, TMC MP Dev to collaborate on untitled Bengali movie amid West Bengal polls
Entertainment

BJP's Mithun Chakraborty, TMC MP Dev to collaborate on untitled Bengali movie amid West Bengal polls

Dev and Mithun Chakraborty earlier shared the screen in the 2015 Bengali blockbuster Herogiri.