Sufi singer and Padma Shri awardee Hans Raj Hans is celebrating his birthday today. Hans Raj Hans has been singing Sufi songs since the age of five. He received the training in Sufi singing from Ustad Puran Shahkoti Sahib.
Born in Shafipur village near Jalandhar, Hans Raj Hans has so far delivered many hit songs like ‘Silli Silli’, ‘Dil Tote Tote’, ‘Nachi Jo Sade Naal’, ‘Jhanjhar’, ‘Dil Chori Sada Ho Gaya’ and ‘Appa Doway’ among others.
Besides, he is also famous in Bollywood owing to his songs like ‘Khali Dil Nahi Jaan Bhi’ and ‘Tumba Tumba’ among others. Hans Raj Hans began his Bollywood journey under greatest Sufi genius Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in Kachche Dhaage in 1999.
Following his devotion towards his singing career, Hans Raj Hans received the fourth highest civilian award of India, Padma Shri Award for arts.
Also, Hans Raj Hans was felicitated with Lifetime Achievement Award during the PTC Punjabi Music Awards held in Mohali in 2018.
On his birthday, let’s have a look some of his songs that will surely make you nostalgic:
Akhan Akhan Vich Dil Legi Chorni
Teri Jhanjhar Kisne Banayi
Dil Chori Sada Ho Gaya
Yeh Jo Sili Sili
Ishq Di Gali Vich
Nit Khair Manga
Punjab Ni Disda
We wish the living legend a very Happy Birthday!