In a sombre turn of events, the Punjabi music industry mourns the loss of one of its legendary figures, Surinder Shinda, who passed away on a Wednesday morning at the age of 64. The renowned Punjabi singer had been receiving treatment at a private hospital in Ludhiana for two weeks before he succumbed to a prolonged illness.
Surinder Shinda’s journey in the world of music began decades ago, and he soon carved a niche for himself with his distinctive and powerful voice. He was not only a singer but also an actor, leaving a lasting impact on the Punjabi film industry. Some of his most memorable songs, including “Putt Jattan De,” “Jatt Deona Morh,” and “Truck Balliya,” became anthems of Punjabi music and contributed to the rich cultural heritage of the region.
The news of his hospitalization had sent shockwaves across the nation, and fans, celebrities, actors, and politicians all united in prayer for his speedy recovery. However, destiny had other plans, and the music maestro bid farewell to the mortal world, leaving behind a legacy that will forever echo in the hearts of millions.
Punjab Chief Minister, Bhagwant Mann, took to social media to express his grief and pay tribute to the departed soul. He tweeted in Punjabi, “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, his voice will always resonate… May God rest the departed soul in his feet and give strength to the family.”
Surinder Shinda’s impact transcended boundaries, and condolences poured in not only from within Punjab but also from all over the world. Former Punjab Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, offered his sympathies to Shinda’s family, acknowledging his invaluable contribution to Punjabi music. He tweeted, “Deep condolences to the fans and the family of legendary Punjabi singer Surinder Shinda. His contribution to Punjabi music is priceless. He had an incredibly powerful voice. Shinda Ji will be missed by millions of his fans around the world. May his soul rest in peace.”
Prominent figures from the Punjabi music and film industry also expressed their sorrow over the loss of the music maestro. Singer-actor Harbhajan Mann lamented, “The end of the golden era of Punjabi folk singing,” in a heartfelt tweet. Similarly, singer Ashok Mastie described Surinder Shinda’s passing as the end of an era, emphasizing that his voice had resonated not just in the Punjabi music industry but globally as well. The loss of such an influential figure has left a void that can never be filled.
Surinder Shinda’s son, Maninder Shinda, who follows in his father’s musical footsteps, is now left to carry on his father’s musical legacy. As fans and fellow artists continue to mourn the loss, it is essential to remember the joy, inspiration, and cultural pride Surinder Shinda brought to millions through his music and performances.
Though Surinder Shinda may no longer be with us physically, his voice and melodies will continue to reverberate through generations, keeping his memory alive forever. As we bid farewell to this legendary artist, let us celebrate his contributions to Punjabi music and cinema, cherishing the timeless melodies that he gifted us. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his family find the strength to cope with this irreplaceable loss.