Popular Punjabi lyricist Gurnam Gama passed away on Monday, 13 April 2020. The artist, who had given many hit songs to Punjabi music lovers and was the reason for the success of a lot of Punjabi singers, died ailing.
Gurnam Gama was suffering from liver disease for many years. He was admitted to a private hospital for treatment a few days ago but he could not cope up any further. Gama breathed his last at around 11:30 am in the morning.
A Resident of Dhurkot village of Punjab, Gurnam was born in Nihal Singh Wala town, Moga. He was a Kabaddi player who had even won many awards for his game. He did his higher studies from a sports college. As a lyricist, he has penned a lot of hit songs for singers like Angrej Ali, Inderjit Nikku, Balkar Sidhu, Amrinder Gill and more. Shehbaz, Gurnam's younger brother, is also a singer.
Gurnam got inspired by his father for writing songs. His father was also a song-writer. Gama's first-ever song released in the year 1996. Since then a lot of Punjabi singers gained success by singing his songs. Gama's name holds a big relevance in the Punjabi music industry but on the personal front, the man was not given his due share. He had been ailing and none from the industry came forward to offer any help.
The man had even written songs for Hindi films and had also served Punjab Police for some time but his passion for writing songs made him leave this job, a decision that he repented later.