Singh Bandhu

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Singh Bandhu
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Surinder Singh (right) of Singh Bandhu receiving the Baba Allauddin Khan Award, 2011
Background information
Origin India
Genres Hindustani classical music, Shabad
Members Tejpal Singh, Surinder Singh

Singh Bandhu is an Indian musical duo composed of brothers Tejpal Singh and Surinder Singh leading classical music exponents, who performed both Hindustani classical music and Sikh music (shabad kirtan).[1]

In 2004, Tejpal Singh and Surinder Singh were given a joint Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists, given by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama.[2] Also in the same year, Surinder Singh was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.[3][4]

Biography[edit]

They started learning music during the childhood from elder brother G.S. Sardar. They also did Masters in music from Allahabad University.

Subsequently they learned khayal singing from Ustad Amir Khan the founder of Indore Gharana.[1][5]

They also performed shabads for the television film, Tamas (1987) directed by Govind Nihalani, including Deh Siva Var Mohe, Avar Na Sujhe and Jo Lare Din Ke.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Surinder Singer of the duo, married Dogri language poetess, Padma Sachdev in 1966, who is a Sahitya Akademi Award (1971) and Padma Shri (2001) recipient. The couple lives in Delhi.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Song of the Singhs". The Hindu. May 6, 2004. Retrieved Nov 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "SNA: List of Akademi Awardees". Sangeet Natak Akademi Official website. 
  3. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2009)". Ministry of Home Affairs. 
  4. ^ "Music : Brief recital, short shrift". The Hindu. Dec 23, 2005. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  5. ^ "Bliss with blemishes". The Hindu. June 18, 2010. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  6. ^ "Tejpal Singh - Singer". MySwar. Retrieved 2013-11-18.