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Renowned Punjabi Sufi Singer Barkat Sidhu paid tributes at Memorial Meeting
HARISH DIDO | 01 Sep 2014

Renowned Punjabi Sufi Singer Barkat Sidhu - who died a few days back after fight with an cancer- was paid rich tributes by various personalities at Antim Ardas organized today at Gurudawara Bibi Kahan Kaur.

Barkat Sidhu hailed from Moga district. He was born at Kaniya village of Jalandhar district in 1946 and was a cousin of Pooran Shad Koti.

Barkat Sidhu gave his melodious voice to famous hundreds of super hit songs  like - Bol Miti Dia Bawia, Rabba Mere Hall Da Mehram Tu and Goriye Mein Jana Pardesh.

On this occasion, a condolence message from Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister was read out.  In this message, Badal expressed his deep sorrow with the family members of Barkat Sidhu and prayed for peace to the departed soul. Earlier, Tota Singh, Cabinet Minister and Bibi Rajvinder Kaur Bhgike MLA Nihal Singh Wala constituency also shared his deep concern the family members.

Nidhark Brar, chief spokesman of  Shiromani Akali Dal and Vice President, paying his tributes to Barkat Sidhu said, Barkat Sidhu was not only of Punjab but a honour of whole nation. He gave preference to sanctity of Sufi singing instead of singing for commercial purposes.  Puran Shahkoti – a close relative of Sidhu – showing a deep concern  over the death of Sidhu said, he got the musical environment in heritance from Sidhu and got distinction in the field of Sufi singing.

Others among paid tributes to Sidhu were Ravinder Singh Pappu Ramuwalal, Puran Chanda Wadali Brotehrs renowned singers, Hans Raj Hans, Tarsemt Singh Mallah President Municipal Councl Talwandi Bhai, Akshit Jai,, Akali Leader, Sukhwant Singh Principal, Suraj Jain and a good number of admirers of Barkat Sidhu.