Even in an age where rap music has gripped not just the Punjabi music industry almost every other regional industry, Satinder Sartaj has made a special place in the heart of music lovers. His heart soothing and healing Sufi songs are equally loved by the elderly and young listeners.
Dr. Satinder Sartaj is not someone who is only known for his music, he is also a scholar of Gurmukhi language, folk, and tradition. Satinder had immense love for music right from his childhood and had started giving performances in Bal Sabhas during his school days. Young Satinder was noticed by people when he participated in Zee TV’s Antakshari which was hosted by Annu Kapoor. His folk performances in the show brought him into the highlight and since then, he has been treading the path of music with utter success.
Satinder became ‘Sartaj’ after his song ‘Sai’ became a hit and with this song, he became a household name. Ask him what attracted him to Sufi music and he says that Sufi music makes him feel connected to god. For him, being an artist is a blessing because an artist has a crucial place in the society.
Satinder retains the vision that an artist’s job is to spread wisdom in society through his art because it is a part of an artist’s duty. Precisely, his beautiful thoughts are the reason why he is loved by music lovers. The intensity of this love can be gauged by an incident which was narrated by Satinder himself in the interview. A fan of Satinder wrote on his fan page that he reads ‘Sukhmani Sahib’ every day so that he could get to meet Satinder Sartaj.
Well, Sartaj Ji, we are indeed lucky to have a noble intellect like you in our Punjabi Industry.