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Acclaimed Punjabi singer Sikander passes away
Chandigarh, February 24, 2021
Acclaimed Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander passed away at Fortis Hospital in Mohali near here in Punjab on Wednesday.
He was 60. He is survived by his wife and two sons -- Sarang and Alaap.
Sikander, who left behind a rich musical legacy, had tested positive for COVID-19 recently and was under treatment for various ailments, including kidney damage. He died owing to multi-organ failure.
Known for his hit songs like "Ek charkha gali de wich dha laya" and "Sanu ishq brandi char gayi", Sikander had made his first appearances on radio and television in the early 1980s with the album, "Roadways di Laari".
He also acted in Punjabi films, including 'Jagga Daku'.
"Extremely saddened to learn of the demise of legendary Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander," Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said in a tweet.
"He was recently diagnosed with Covid-19 and was undergoing treatment. The world of Punjabi music is poorer today. My heartfelt condolences to his family and fans."
The Punjabi music industry has lost an icon in the demise of Sardool Sikander, said former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
"I pray for peace to the departed soul as well as strength to the bereaved family, friends and fans to bear this irreparable loss," she said.