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Punjab mourns death of two champions of Punjabi in Pakistan

Two veteran personalities recognized for his or her extraordinary work in selling Punjabi folks music, language and tradition, have died in Pakistan leaving the literary neighborhood on each side of the border in mourning.

Veteran Punjabi folks singer Shaukat Ali (77) died after affected by liver associated points at a Lahore hospital Friday, whereas a recognized 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 folks neighborhood in Chadhda Punjab (East Punjab) too.
Speaking to The Indian Express over telephone from Lahore, Imran Ali, son of singer Shaukat Ali, mentioned that his father was recognized with liver cirrhosis virtually a yr again and was present process remedy since then.

“He had recovered but four months back his condition again deteriorated and his liver stopped working completely. He died at a hospital in Lahore Friday,” mentioned Imran, including that his father was being handled on the hospital since 18 days.

Dil Mohammad whereas instructing Punjabi

Belonging to Mandi Bahawaldin in Pakistan’s Malaqwal, Shaukat Ali was equally widespread 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 music when he was simply 17. “It was a song ‘Pagdi Utaar Chora’ from Punjabi film ‘Tees Maar Khaan’ and it was released in 1963. He was also given silver jubilee award for it. Since then he never looked back,” 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’, ‘Main 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.

Meanwhile, Dil Mohammad, referred to 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 instructing 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 some other script besides Gurmukhi and other people from each Punjabs ought to come collectively to avoid wasting their mom tongue and protect it.

Despite the fixed questioning and investigations that he needed to face towards him by Pakistan authorities for instructing Gurmukhi Punjabi in Pakistan, he didn’t cease and continued to combat for the language until his death, mentioned Manjit Singh Rajpura, a Punjabi author.

Rajpura mentioned that Dil Mohammad, who fought for Punjabi language, until his finish and would all the time say that for him his mom tongue Punjabi was supreme, including that he would all the time hum these phrases of Kanwar Imtiyaz which he wrote for Punjabi language: “Baani main Farid ji di, sukhan mian Waaris da.. Bulley di sarangi di, mitthi mitthi taan haan.. Main haan sehra boli.gaun haan main giddhiyan da.peedhi dhaa ke pirh vich.baithi main rakaan haan.saun mainu laggey miyaan raanjhane di vanjhali di.main haan Punjabi jo Punjab di zubaan haan…”

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