Saturday, July 22, 2006

End Of An Golden Era As Nightingale Surinder Kaur Passes Away

The Nightingale of Punjab will sing no more. After playing hide and seek with death for over a month, the legendary Surinder Kaur finally passed away late last night.

According to family sources, Padma Shree awardee Surinder Kaur, who had gone to the US for treatment of multiple ailments, breathed her last at a New Jersey hospital after a prolonged illness.

Surinder Kaur was born in Lahore on November 25, 1929, and she recorded her first song with elder sister Parkash Kaur in 1943. Among her memorable numbers were 'Lathe di chadar', 'Kala Doria', 'Nach lain de ni menu deyor de viah vich' and 'Ik meri akh kashni.'

She is survived by two daughters, including singer Dolly Guleria whose 'Ambarsare de papad' has been a major hit among Punjabi songs in the recent years.
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