Satinder Sartaj

Satinder Pal Singh Saini also known as Satinder Sartaj was born in village of Bajrawar , Hoshiarpur , Punjab . He belongs to a family of an agricultural background . As a child Satinder Sartaj was very much inspired by nature and its works . He wondered about the serious aspects of life . Sartaj studied in his own village in a government school until metric and did his 11th and 12th grade from neighboring village of Patti . He went on to graduate from Government College , Hoshiarpur with Honors in Music . Satinder Sartaj followed this with a M. Phil in Sufi Music singing and later on a Ph.D in Sufi Singing (gayan) from Punjab University, Chandigarh. Satinder Sartaj also completed a five-year diploma in Classical Music from Jalandhar. Along with all these qualifications Satinder Sartaj equipped himself with a Certificate Course and Diploma in Persian language . Even as a child Sartaj performed in various functions . Before Satinder Sartaj became famous , he participated and won many musical events . He made an appearance in Annu Kapoor’s ‘Zee Antakshari’show where he participated in the folk category and won much acclaim . Satinder Sartaj was also first runner-up in the ’24th All-India Light Vocal Festival’ and a topper in the ‘Punjab Heritage Foundation Competitions’ . He made his debut in Punjabi Music Industry with , ‘Mehfil-E-Sartaaj – Live Concert’ in 2009 . Some of the popular tracks of this album were , ‘Sai’ , ‘Ammi’ , ‘Dil’ , ‘Paani’ among many others . The peculiar element of all of his songs and albums was that they struck a strong chord not only with the masses but also with all age groups . Satinder Sartaj also released ,’Ibadat – Mehfil-E-Sartaaj’, in the same year under ‘Finetone Cassettes Industries’ . From this album songs such as , ‘Ibadat’ , ‘Mann’ , ‘Tappe’ , ‘Tere Qurbaan’ received much appreciation . Then under ‘Speed Records’ Sartaj released , ‘Sartaaj'(2010) , ‘Cheerey Wala Sartaaj'(2011) and ‘Sartaaj Live'(2012) . Popular songs from these albums include , ‘Aadmi’ , ‘Dastaar’ , ‘Dil Sabh De Vakhre’ , ‘Ishqe Lyi Qurbania’ , ‘Yahma’ , ‘Nikki jehi kuri’ , ‘Jitt de nishan’ , ‘Sab te laagu’ , ‘Dil pehlan jeha ni reha’ , ‘Fe Farz Ban Da’ , ‘Roohan Wala Geet’ , ‘Keyi Mere Varge’ and ‘Deedaarbaazi’ . Much inspired by the mysticism of Baba Farid, Bulle Shah, Sultan Bahu, Shah Hussain and others , Satinder Sartaj continues to inluence the young and old of Punjab .

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