Surjit Bindrakhia Birth Anniversary Special: Know Some Lesser Known Facts And Hit Songs By The Legend

written by Diksha Kapoor | April 15, 2020

Singer Surjit Bindrakhia was one of the most versatile artists of the Punjabi music industry, who is still remembered for his trendsetting Punjabi folk songs. During his singing career, Bindrakhia sang over 250 songs. Today, April 15, marks as the 58th birth anniversary of the legendary artist. He started out as a `Bhangra’ artist and switched over to Punjabi songs in the year 1991. He became popular with his Punjabi album `Munda Ki Mangada’. Gitaz Bindrakhia took to his Instagram to send a cute birthday wish to his late father. He shared a picture of cake and some photos of his father.

 
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD❤️ @surjitbindrakhia #surjitbindrakhia #gitazbindrakhia #bindrakhia

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Here are some lesser known facts about him. He was the son of the famous village wrestler, Sucha Singh, who brought the village to prominence. While Surjit was influenced to take on wrestling by his father, he inspired to be a singer. Bindrakhia appeared in films, before he was a major figure in the music industry. Surjit Bindrakhia married Preet Kamal in April 1990. The couple had two children, son Gitaz Bindrakhia, and daughter Minaz Bindrakhia. Due to a sudden decline in health, Surjit Bindrakhia died from a cardiac arrest on the morning of November 17, 2003 at his home in Mohali. Meanwhile, Surjit’s son, Gitaz took to his Instagram last year as well to wish his father a very happy birth anniversary. He wrote: “Happy Birthday Papa???Kithon Karlu Rees Mein Tere Pairan Varga Han??❤️Love You & Mommy❤️More Than Everything”
Surjit became a house-hold name in Punjab with popular hits such as “Tere vich tu ni tera yaar bolda”, “Dupatta tera satrang da”, and “Lak tunu tunu” and is still one of the most popular singers of the Punjabi music industry.

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