https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9t8Xz3kCE4 Legendary Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan, stepped into the Punjabi music industry over three decades ago, aside from singing in Punjabi, he is fluent in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Haryanvi and Rajasthani. Maan gained national attention in 1980 with his song "Dil Da Mamla Hai", which went to be a mega-hit. Since then he has gone on to record over 34 albums and has written over 305 songs. The legend says back then there was not much scope for solo vocalists.
I remember the time when I started out. The industry seemed to have been dominated by duets. There was not much scope for solo vocalists. However, convinced with the idea of performing solo, I was hopeful that there was a future for me and solo artists.Gurdas Maan is the only Punjabi singer to bag national award for Best Male Playback Singer at 54th National Film Awards for building the entire narrative through his singing of Heer in Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris. The singer, who will be seen as a guest in the upcoming episode of the reality TV show "Rising Star", also stated,
Today, when I look back, I thank God for letting me reach my goal and paving the way for other solo artists.Hailing the show he said:
Along with entertaining the viewers, the show shares a valuable message of #UthaoSochKiDeewar which will help our nation progress.The episode will air on Colors channel this weekend, read a statement. It is co-judged by singers Diljit Dosanjh, Monali Thakur and Shankar Mahadevan. http://www.colorstv.com/in/videos/rising-star-season-2/rising-star-season-2-watch-gurdas-maan-live-this-weekend-10130359.html
with inputs: ians
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