Punjabi folk singer,-poet-artist, Hazara Singh Ramta, passed away last night in Brampton, Canada. He was 91 years of age.
Born on August 1, 1926 in Sahiwal, Punjab (now Pakistan) Hazara was known for his witty lyrics throughout his singing career that started from the year 1952. A versatile Punjabi folk artist, Ramta started his singing career with All India Radio and His Masters Voice (HMV).
Ramta will be remembered for his solo witty songs, including - Ramta Actor Ho Gaya, Ramta Africa Wich, Ramta Bhulekha Kha Gaya, Ramta Bombai Wich, Ramta Meman Wich, Ramta Navin Dilli Wich, Ramta Shaher Wich, Ramta Teshan Te, Ramte Da Dooja Viah - the list goes on.
A true Punjabi folk artist has left behind an enduring legacy.
His funeral will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Brampton Crematorium & Visitation Center in Canada.