Celebrities, Punjab CM mourn noted singer Sardool Sikander's deathLast updated on Feb 24, 2021, 11:27 pm
Noted Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander passed away today in Mohali at the age of 60.
He had reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, and was undergoing treatment at a hospital.
Celebrities from both Hindi and Punjabi entertainment industry mourned the loss of the singer, who is famous for his tracks like Charkha Gali De Vich, Sanu Ishq Barandi Chad Gayi et al.
World of Punjabi music is poorer today, said Punjab CM
Many political figures including Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh wrote on social media expressing his grief on the passing.
He wrote, "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."
Tributes poured in from Daler Mehendi, Gurdas Maan, Diljit Dosanjh
Many prominent names from the Punjabi and Hindi music industry were saddened by Sikander's untimely death.
Daler Mehendi, Gurdas Maan, Diljit Dosanjh and Harshdeep Kaur were among many others who remembered the late singer and said that his presence will be deeply missed.
Music composers like Vishal Dadlani and Pritam also took to Twitter to express grief and extended their condolences to the family.
This is heartbreaking and far too personal, Dadlani writes
I can't believe #SardoolSikander -Saab has left us. This is heartbreaking and far too personal. :(— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) February 24, 2021
A true pioneer, he was the soul of humility a wellspring of music. My condolences to the family, esp. to my brothers @AlaapSikander @SarangSikander1. 🙏🏽 https://t.co/ppTTUIAau8
Comedian Kapil Sharma recalled their first and last meeting
Kapil Sharma, in his tribute, recalled his meeting with Sikander.
He shared on Twitter that Sikander had visited his house for the first time on the occasion of his daughter's first Lohri.
"I was blessed that he visited my house for the first time on the occasion of my daughter's first Lohri. Had no idea that it would be the last time," he wrote.
The singer is survived by his wife and two sons
Sikander was the son of tabla player Sagar Mastana and started his career in the early 80s. He belonged to the Patiala Gharana of music.
He is credited with producing over 25 albums in the span of his career.
His album Husna de Malko sold over five million copies in 1991.
He is survived by his wife and sons, Sarang and Alaap Sikander.