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Vocalist-Lyricist-Tumbi Player Balbir Bittu Passes Away




By: Harleen Kaur | July 13, 2020

Bhangra legend of the UK, Balbir Bittu has passed away. The man was gifted with superb vocal delivery and unique craftsmanship of tumbi. He had even written songs for music lovers and was also a violinist.

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Balbir came into limelight in the 90s with the uprising of Bhangra music in and with his hit albums, he became a prominent name in the UK, primarily in Southall, West London. 

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First fronted ‘Tohfa Group’, then ‘Cheena Group’ and lastly ‘Bittu Group’.

Balbir Bittu's albums include Tohfa Group - Sajna Da Pyar, Cheena Group - Beyond Reach, Bittu Group - Dhol Attack, Bittu Group - Dhol Outburst, Bittu Group - Rabb Ne Bana Te Jori, Bittu Group - Jurassic Tumbi, Bittu Group - Desi Touch, Bittu Group - Ready 4 Bhangra, Bittu Group - Soundz From The Des. He had also released two religious albums.



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