For all those who are wondering which legendary Punjabi singer has won a bronze medal in National Level Wrestling Championship, the answer is Gurdas Maan. Known for crooning some hit Punjabi songs like ‘Dil Da Mamla Hai’, ‘Challa’, ‘Mamla Gadbad Hai’ and ‘Sajna Ve Sajna’ among others, Gurdas Maan is the living legend. His journey from a state electricity board employee to a living legend of the Punjabi industry is an ultimate inspiration to millions who have a dream of making it big. Here in this article we are listing some lesser known facts about Gurdas Maan:
- As a child, Gurdas Maan always had an unprecedented love for both music and sports. He won a bronze medal in a National Level Wrestling Championship back then and he even has a Judo black belt to his name!
- He got a job offer from Punjab State Electricity Board after he impressed the officials with his spellbound singing performance during a state electricity board program. Gurdas Maan accepted the offer and started working with the electricity board.
- ‘Dil Da Mamla Hai’ is a classic song. The song was first aired on 31st December 1980. Soon after, the singer gained national attention and became the household name thereafter.
- He is the only Punjabi singer who has received the national award for best male playback singer. He received the prestigious award during the 54th National Film Awards.