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Punjabi folk singer Gurmeet Bawa passes away at 77

Punjabi folk singer Gurmeet Bawa passes away at 77

Renowned Punjabi folk singer Gurmeet Bawa has taken her last breath at the age of 77 on 21st November 2021. she was suffering from a prolonged illness.

  • Gurmeet Bawa was the wife of Punjabi folk singer Kirpal Bawa.
  • she is known for her long ‘hek’ (opening of a song while singing to create a melodious voice with an unbreakable wave) for about 45 seconds.
  • She began performing on Doordarshan and she was the first Punjabi female singer to appear on the national television channel.

About Gurmeet Bawa

  • She was born in 1944 in Kothe village of Punjab’s Gurdaspur district.
  • She sung a Punjab folk song “Jugni”, and became popular across the country.
  • She was awarded the State Award by the Punjab government.
  • She was the recipient of Sangeet Puraskar, the national Devi Ahilya Award, Shiromani Gayika Award.

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