Didar Sandhu: Age, Hometown, Biography & Singing career

Didar Sandhu Biography

Early life: Didar Sandhu was born to his father S. Sardar Samund Singh and mother Daan Kaur on July 3, 1942, in the village of Chak No. 133 in the Sillanwali tehsil of Sargodha District in British Punjab. Of the five brothers, he was the youngest.

The family relocated due to the partition in 1947 to the Bodalwala village of the Jagraon tehsil in East Punjab and eventually settled in the Bharowal Khurd village of the Ludhiana district in 1956.

Didar married (Ghalib Kalan, resident) Amarjeet Kaur in 1966 and the couple had two kids. Jagmohan Sandhu, Didar’s son, is also a singer.

In Addition to it, he spent fifteen years as the Sarpanch of his village, Bharowal Khurd, in the Ludhiana district, close to Mullanpur Dakha.

Career

Since he was a little child, Sandhu has loved and begun writing poetry. Narinder Biba sang the opening track for Didar, Jatt Barha Bedardi. He began working for the Punjab Government in 1962, and while there, he met Mohd. Sadiq was a Punjabi vocalist at a theatre group that performed Punjabi plays in the early 1960s. The two quickly become close friends and the voices of Narinder Biba and Mohd. Sadiq was used for most of his early songs.

He is famous for the Punjabi song “Meri aisi jhanjar change, chhankata painda gali gali,” which was performed by Mohd Sadiq and this gave him a distinct identity.

Pind Dean Mundean Nu Sanu Vekh Neend Na Aave, a song with female vocalist Saneh Lata, was his debut recording as a singer.

Mohammad Sadiq and Ranjit Kaur, Narinder Biba and Beer Chand, Surinder Kaur and Ramesh Rangila, Surinder Kaur and Sabur Hussain, Sudesh Kapoor and Surinder Kaur, Promila Pammi and Ramesh Rangila, Karnail Gill and Swaran Lata, and Karnail Gill and Preeti Bala are just a few of the well-known Punjab singers of the era.

Singing career

In his days, he was a well-known duet performer. Didar recorded numerous duets with singers like Saneh Lata (who later got married abroad and gave up singing), Kuldeep Kaur, Parminder Sandhu, and Baljit Balli in the 1980’s. Didar performed with many well-known Punjabi female vocalists of the era.

He collaborated with Surinder Kaur as “Punjab Di Koel,” on roughly 20 songs between 1980 and 1982. On stage, he shared the stage with Rama Vij, a movie star. At a very young age, in 1981, Amar Noori began singing with him, and they continued to do so for a very long period. Filming for the Punjabi movie Gabhroo Punjab Da also included an akhara of Sandhu and Noorie (1986).