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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Malkit Singh

Malkit Singh listed in the 2000 Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest selling bhangra artist of all time.  (BCCL/Manoj Kesharwani)
Malkit Singh known as the unofficial "King" of bhangra and Punjabi folk music.

 (BCCL/Manoj Kesharwani)
In 2001, Malkit Singh was awarded the 27th Convocation Gold Medal Award Doctorate by Guru Nanak Dev University.  (BCCL/Manoj Kesharwani)
In 1997, Malkit Singh was given the recognition of the city of Los Angeles for his service to the Indian community.  (BCCL/Manoj Kesharwani)
Malkit Singh's most famous songs are "Gur Nalo Ishq Mita", "Tootak Tootak Tootiyan", "Kurri Garam Jayee", as well as recently, "Chal Hun," and "Jind Mahi" from the blockbuster 'Bend It Like Beckham' film.  (BCCL/Manoj Kesharwani)
Malkit Singh poses for the shutterbugs on his recent visit to the city. (Photo/Rajesh Bansod) (BCCL)
Malkit was born in 1972 in the village of Boparai, Jalandhar. (Photo/Rajesh Bansod)

Malkit Singh is a Punjabi Bhangra singer. (Photo/Rajesh Bansod)  (BCCL)
He is famous for his songs such as 'Gur Nalo Ishq Mita', 'Tootak Tootak Tootiyan' etc. (Photo/Rajesh Bansod)


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