Singer-lyricist Rabbi Shergill, who became a household name not just in India but across the globe with his re-creation on ‘Bulla Ki Jaana’, has released another heart touching song ‘Raj Singh’ on January 14.
With the song ‘Raj Singh’, Rabbi Shergill tries to draw our attention towards the plight of farmers in India. Song is based on a real life story of a farmer who committed suicide due to outstanding loans.
While speaking exclusively to PTC Punjabi, Rabbi Shergill said the idea behind the song on showcasing farmer’s plight came 15 years back when farmers suicides started to became the newspapers headlines.
“The idea behind the song started around 15 years back. This was the time when (farmers) suicides were beginning to make headlines,” Rabbi Shergill said over phone.
“I came across the story of a farmer (Raj Singh) who killed himself. He belonged to Lehra Gaga block in Sangrur district, Punjab. I wanted to talk about one specific case and make a universal point about the ill health of agriculture sector. Also I belong to farming background, so it’s natural whatever ill happen’s in agriculture sector will also affect me.”
I wrote this song long way back. I released it now because I think the agriculture sector is really stressed out. Not only in Punjab, but farmers in areas near Delhi, Maharashtra and others are going through tough patch. With the song, I just want to draw attention towards farmers’ plight,” he added.
The song, written, sung and composed by Rabbi Shergill, will surely bring tears in your eyes.