Bhai Nirmal Singh

Bhai Nirmal Singh Ji Khalsa (April 12, 1952 - April 2, 2020) was born at Jandwala Bhim Shah village in Ferozepore, Punjab. He did his diploma in Gurmat Sangeet from Shaheed Sikh Missionary College, Amritsar, in 1974-76. He was a music teacher in Gurmat College, Rishikesh, in 1977 and in Shaheed Sikh Missionary College, Sant Baba Fateh Singh, Sant Channan Singh, Budha Johar, Ganga Nagar, Rajasthan, in 1978. From 1979 till 2019, he served as ‘Hazoori Raagi’, Sach Khand Sri Harmandir Sahib. He has also performed Kirtan at all the five Takhts, historical Gurdwaras in India and 53 other countries. Interestingly, Bhai Sahib is on the verge of creating history of sorts in the music world by cutting a joint album of Shabad Kirtan with legendary Ghazal singer of Pakistan, Ghulam Ali. Bhai Sahib ji performed Kirtan for 25 years and was one of the finest raagis having knowledge of all the 31 Raagas in Gurbani of Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. On 2 April 2020, Bhai Sahib died due to cardiac arrest after testing positive for coronavirus disease, at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar. His body was cremated at village Fatehgarh Shukarchak in Amritsar.

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