Surinder Shinda passes away at 69

Tributes have been paid to legendary Punjabi singer Surinder Shinda, who passed away at the age of 69 in Ludhiana.

Surinder Shinda passes away at 69 f

"An era has come to a demise."

Punjabi singer Surinder Shinda passed away at the age of 69 after a prolonged illness.

He had been admitted to the DMC Hospital in Ludhiana. His son Maninder previously said his father was admitted to the hospital for treatment.

News of Surinder’s passing was announced by a hospital official.

His death led to an outpouring of tributes.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said:

“Very sad to hear the news of eminent singer Surinder Shindaji’s death.

“The loud voice of Punjab has gone silent forever. Although Shinda Ji is no longer physically present, his voice will always resonate.

“May God rest the departed soul at his feet and give strength to the family to accept.”

Harbhajan Mann stated that Punjabi music has suffered a loss that can never be replaced, tweeting:

“The end of the golden era of Punjabi folk singing.”

Singer Ashok Mastie called Surinder’s death the end of an era. He said:

“An era has come to a demise.

“Another great wall has come to an end after hearing the sad news of a voice roared not only the Punjabi music industry but globally has come to a silence forever.

“May Baba Ji keep his soul in his own world. RIP Surinder Shinda Bai Ji . A voice which never ever will be forgotten.”

Parmeet Sethi said: “Great singer Shri Surinder Shinda ji has passed away forever.

“Such a strong and melodious voice is blessed to someone after centuries. May God bless him with an abode at his feet. Their evergreen songs will always echo.”

Gurpreet Guggi said: “Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of the legendary Surinder Shinda ji.

“His unique voice and incredible talent enriched Punjabi music and touched millions of hearts.”

“My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”

Born in the village of Choti Ayali in Ludhiana, Surinder Shinda rose to prominence in the 1970s.

He was known for his soulful voice and unique style of rendering folk songs, creating the likes of ‘Jatt Jeona Morh’, ‘Truck Billiya’ and ‘Balbiro Bhabhi’.

Songs such as ‘Navan Le Leya Truck’ and ‘Putt Jattan De’ remained popular decades after their release, displaying Surinder’s knack for striking a chord with evergreen melodies.

Besides singing, Shinda was an accomplished songwriter and musician. He had a deep understanding of the culture and history of Punjab, which was reflected in his compositions.

The folk legend also appeared in several Punjabi films, such as Patola and Badla Jatti Da.

Surinder Shinda is survived by his son Maninder, who is also a musician.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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