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Popular Punjabi Singer Balwinder Safri Passes Away At 63

Veteran Punjabi singer Balwinder Safri passes away. He revolutionised the Bhangra music genre.
  • Alice Mary Topno
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Published -27 Jul 2022, 12:05 ISTUpdated -27 Jul 2022, 12:23 IST
Balwinder Safri death

Balwinder Safri, a well-known Punjabi singer, has departed for his heavenly home. At the age of 63, he passed away on Wednesday night. In April of this year, Safri underwent heart surgery and was subsequently hospitalised. He later ended up in a coma. The musician was discharged from the hospital after spending 86 days there, but he breathed his last on July 26. Safri had been in a comatose state after suffering brain damage post heart surgery in April. Earlier admitted to Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital, Balwinder was moved to a rehabilitation centre.

Diljit Dosanjh

After learning about the unfortunate news, several artists from the Punjabi music industry, celebs, and vocalists paid their heartfelt condolences on social media. Diljit Dosanjh took to his social media to pay his tribute. Sharing a picture of Balwinder Safri, he wrote, "WAHEGURU...Balwinder Safri Ji."


Mika Singh paid his tribute to Safri on social media and wrote, “The legendary Singer #Balwindersafri has sadly left us with his beautiful memories..I’ve grown up listening to his music and his legacy will live on and be remembered forever. May God bless his soul, rest in eternal peace..Waheguru.”

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singer Guru

Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa took to Instagram and wrote, “We will cherish your music and contribution to Punjabi music forever sir. Rest in peace. Alvida sir Balwinder Safri.

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Balwinder Safri had been actively involved in the Bhangra music scene since the 1980s. He had formed the Safri Boyz Band in 1990. He was a legendary figure in Punjabi folk music. Some of Safri’s popular songs included Chan Mere Makhna, Pao Bhangra, aaar Linghade, Gal Sun Kuriye, Nachdi Nu and many more. He was well-known in the British Asian music scene as well. 

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