Two veteran personalities identified for his or her extraordinary work in selling Punjabi people music, language and tradition, have died in Pakistan leaving the literary group on each side of the border in mourning.
Veteran Punjabi people singer Shaukat Ali (77) died after affected by liver associated points at a Lahore hospital Friday, whereas a identified crusader for Punjabi language in Pakistan who taught it in Gurmukhi script, Dil Mohammad, died Saturday.
The passing away of each veterans from Lehenda Punjab (West Punjab), who have been preventing for the rights of Punjabi language and tradition in Islamic nation Pakistan, was mourned by the Punjabi literary and people group in Chadhda Punjab (East Punjab) too.
Talking to The Indian The Press Reporter over telephone from Lahore, Imran Ali, son of singer Shaukat Ali, mentioned that his father was recognized with liver cirrhosis virtually a 12 months again and was present process therapy since then.
“He had recovered however 4 months again his situation once more deteriorated and his liver stopped working utterly. He died at a hospital in Lahore Friday,” mentioned Imran, including that his father was being handled on the hospital since 18 days.
Belonging to Mandi Bahawaldin in Pakistan’s Malaqwal, Shaukat Ali was equally common for his songs in India too.
His father, Faqir Mohammad, was a tabla participant and his maternal uncle, Mehtab Ali Khan, was a classical singer and each used to carry out in Amritsar, Ludhiana and different cities in pre-Partition Punjab.
Imran mentioned that his father had began singing in 1962 and had recorded his first track when he was simply 17. “It was a track ‘Pagdi Utaar Chora’ from Punjabi movie ‘Tees Maar Khaan’ and it was launched in 1963. He was additionally given silver jubilee award for it. Since then he by no means appeared again,” mentioned Imran.
Shaukat Ali composed and wrote his songs, and most of his songs have been self-written. His hit songs, which created a wave in each India and Pakistan, have been ‘Kyu door door rehendey o huzoor mere kolon’, ‘Jab bahaar aai to sehar ki taraf chal nikla’, ‘Challa’, ‘Kadi tey hass bol ve’, ‘Tera sone da koka’, ‘Saif ul malook’, ‘Kanwan udd kanwan maa jannat da parchawaan’, ‘Primary sapna sa mainu bhul jaween’, ‘Dass ve wakeela..’ amongst others.
As a tribute to Shaukat Ali, a bust of the singer was additionally put in a while again by Moga-based sculptor Manjit Singh Gill at a park in Ghal Kalan village.
In the meantime, Dil Mohammad, generally known as the crusader for Punjabi language and Gurmukhi script in Lehenda Punjab of Pakistan, additionally died Saturday.
He was the ‘mukh sewadar’ of Baba Bulley Shah Punjabi Satth in Kasur of Pakistan and was educating Punjabi to youngsters since years on the college he had opened in his village, Chakk 17.
Eminent Punjabi poet Gurbhajan Gill from Ludhiana, whereas mourning Dil Mohammad’s loss, mentioned that he used to say that Punjabi language can’t be written in another script besides Gurmukhi and other people from each Punjabs ought to come collectively to save lots of their mom tongue and protect it.
Regardless of the fixed questioning and investigations that he needed to face in opposition to him by Pakistan authorities for educating Gurmukhi Punjabi in Pakistan, he didn’t cease and continued to battle for the language until his loss of life, mentioned Manjit Singh Rajpura, a Punjabi author.
Rajpura mentioned that Dil Mohammad, who fought for Punjabi language, until his finish and would at all times say that for him his mom tongue Punjabi was supreme, including that he would at all times hum these phrases of Kanwar Imtiyaz which he wrote for Punjabi language: “Baani foremost Farid ji di, sukhan mian Waaris da.. Bulley di sarangi di, mitthi mitthi taan haan.. Primary haan sehra boli.gaun haan foremost giddhiyan da.peedhi dhaa ke pirh vich.baithi foremost rakaan haan.saun mainu laggey miyaan raanjhane di vanjhali di.foremost haan Punjabi jo Punjab di zubaan haan…”