Punjabi singer Karamjit Dhuri dies in road mishap

Punjabi singer Karamjit Dhuri on Sunday died in a road accident which had taken place near Amargarh Bagrian in Sangrur district. Dhuri was known for his duets with leading female singers of his time including Narinder Biba, Swaran Lata, Kumari Laj and Mohini Narula.

His son Mintu Dhuri is a popular Punjabi singer.

The accident took place around noon when his scooter was hit by a motorcycle coming from behind. The singer, who was returning from Bagrian village to Dhuri, was sitting on the pillion seat while one of his companions was driving, police said.

“He was rushed to a private hospital in Patiala where doctors declared him brought dead,” said Amargarh deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Palwinder Singh Cheema. Dhuri’s companion Inqilab Singh suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Besides ‘Mitran di loon di dali’, Dhuri got fame for his song ‘Rabb naal thaggian’. He recorded duets with Narinder Biba, among others.

In a tribute to Dhuri, Punjabi poet Gurbhajan Singh Gill said, “He sang folk songs for over 30 years during cultural programmes at Kila Raipur sports festival. Dhuri was a student of author Sant Singh Sekhon and studied at Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib”.

The singer will be cremated at Dhuri on Monday.

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