Adieu Sardool Sikander!
Sikander of folk and pop music in the Punjabi language had left this mortal world on 24th Feb 2021 after leaving a plethora of melodious songs for the lovers of Punjabi Music. Sardool was the son of a notable famous tabla player Sagar Mastana who invented a special type of tabla that was played with a thin bamboo stick. Music was in his DNA. His brothers Gamdoor Aman was a singer while Bharpoor Ali is a well known tabla player and is still playing in Sardool Sikander's band and is carrying the legacy of their father's inventions.
Sardool started his musical journey in the 1980s at the age of twenty as a radio and television singer. His introductory music album Roadways Di Larri appeared in the market in the early 1980s and that established him as a prominent Punjabi singer. He tried his hands on acting and he appeared in Punjabi films like Jagga Daku.
He belonged to Punjabi Gharana and has 27 albums to his credit. His work has been included in over 50 derivative albums from all over the world. His most famous music album Husna De Malko was released in 1991 that sold 5.1 million copies worldwide and still selling. He was married to Amar Noori and she is also a legendry Punjabi singer.
Sardool left his two very talented sons Sarang and Alaap. Both these boys have created their own niche in Punjabi music. Sarang is a singer and a music producer. Alaap also sings and plays every mainstream musical instrument.
Sardool’s songs like ‘Ek Charkha Gali Vich’, ‘Thokaran’ ‘Ek Kudi Dil Utte Chha Gayi and many more will always be liked by Punjabi Music lovers across the world. His devotional songs like Charadi Khalla Tenu Samne Tu Hase, Bole So Nihaal, Khalsa Dee Chardi Kala, Ik Tu Hove Ik Main Hovan will always be appreciated. His sad songs will move people into tears. He left the Punjabi Music richer.