- “Big loss our family and music industry,” wrote Daler Mehndi
- “This is heartbreaking and far too personal,” tweeted Vishal Dadlani
- “This is the most upsetting news that I have heard,” wrote Mika Singh
Renowned Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander died at the age of 60 on Wednesday. It has been reported that Sardool Sikander was undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a hospital in Mohali. A shattered music industry mourned the iconic Punjabi Singer, who was known for singing tracks like Ek Charkha Gali De Wich Dha Laya and Sanu Ishq Brandi Char Gayi, on social media with heart-wrenching posts. Daler Mehndi shared a photo of Sardool Sikander on Twitter and poured his heart out with these words: “Bade dukh di khabar, Sardool Sikander saheb nahi rahe. Big loss our family and music industry.” Take a look:
Bade dukh Di khabar Sardool Sikandar saheb nahi rahe big loss our family and music Industry pic.twitter.com/px1AHOkJwG
— Daler Mehndi (@dalermehndi) February 24, 2021
Playback singer Gurdas Maan paid a tribute to Sardool Sikander with this tweet:
Utth gaye gwandho yaar rabba hun ki kariye. Bulleh, Shah Inayat bajo rahe uraar na paar, Rabba hun ki kariye. Punjabi Maa boli da sureela gayak, mehfil di Jaan, yaaran da yaar, Sardool Sikander punjab diyan paak fizawan vich Geet banke goonjda rahega!
— Gurdas Maan (@gurdasmaan) February 24, 2021
Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh tweeted a photograph of the late singer and expressed his grief with these words: “Oh WAHEGURU. RIP #SardoolSikander Bhaji…Punjabi music di shaan.“
RIP #SardoolSikander Bhaji
PUNJABI MUSIC DI SHAAN pic.twitter.com/B0a4BMNNNI
— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) February 24, 2021
Singer Harshdeep Kaur wrote: “Bahut hi dukhad khabar… Saddened to hear about the demise of legendary Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander Ji. Huge loss to the music industry. Prayers for his family.”
Bahut hi dukhad khabar… Saddened to hear about the demise of legendary Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander Ji.
Huge loss to the music Industry. Prayers for his family #SardoolSikander#RestInPeacepic.twitter.com/yCYmoYMxf9
— Harshdeep Kaur (@HarshdeepKaur) February 24, 2021
Vishal Dadlani re-tweeted Harshdeep Kaur’s post and wrote: “I can’t believe #SardoolSikander – Saab has left us. This is heartbreaking and far too personal. A true pioneer, he was the soul of humility and a wellspring of music. My condolences to the family, esp. to my brothers Alaap Sikander and Sarang Sikander.” Alaap and Sarang Sikander are the sons of Sardool Sikander.
I can’t believe #SardoolSikander -Saab has left us. This is heartbreaking and far too personal. 🙁
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) February 24, 2021
Mika Singh shared a set of pictures of himself and Sardool Sikander and wrote: “When we talk about Punjabi singing or voice only one name comes to mind… the legendary #SardoolSikander. Sadly, he has left for his heavenly abode. This is the most upsetting news that I have heard, I truly wish I could have met him just once more.” In another tweet, he added: “May Waheguru bless his soul, Rest in eternal peace.”
May Waheguru bless his soul, Rest in eternal peace https://t.co/bqxlVDnEV8
— King Mika Singh (@MikaSingh) February 24, 2021
Here’s how singers Jasbir Jassi, Prabh Gill and comedian-actor Kapil Sharma paid tributes to Sardool Sikander:
— Jassi (@JJassiOfficial) February 24, 2021
— Kapil Sharma (@KapilSharmaK9) February 24, 2021
Sardool Sikander was considered a master of folk and pop music in the Punjabi music industry. His albums and songs like Husna De Malko, Dil Nai Lagdaa, Tere Lag Gai Mehndi, Charadi Khalla Tenu Samne Tu Hase, Bole So Nihaal, Khalsa Dee Chardi Kala and Ik Tu Hove Ik Main Hovan still rule the hearts of many.
Sardool Sikander also acted in some Punjabi films such as Jagga Daku and Police In Pollywood.
Sardool is survived by his sons – singer and music producer Sarang Sikander and Alaap Sikander – and wife Amar Noorie.