Bhai Nirmal Singh continues traditional Gurmat style at Golden TempleApril 3rd, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin
Amritsar, April 3 (ANI): At a time when singers are experimenting with new styles, Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa, a Ragi or, devotional singer, is keeping the old charisma alive by singing in the traditional style of Gurbani at the Golden Temple.
Bhai Nirmal Singh has been singing in Gurbani for many years, and believes that it will never lose its charm.
“We are taught in Shaheed Sikh Missionary that we should sing in Gurbani, the same way as it is written in Guru Granth Sahib,” says Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa, devotional singer at Golden Temple.
The Government had conferred Padma Shri award upon Bhai Nirmal Singh.
“I received a call from Prime Minister’s office to congratulate me. A Ragi has been awarded with Padma Shri for the very first time. I am very happy and I thank Manmohan Singh the Sikh Prime Minister for honouring me. The mission of Ragis is to spread the message of love and peace everywhere,” said Singh.
“I believe that the decision of the present government is appreciable. The upcoming generation, in this way, will also get encouragement. I am happy with it. This has become possible by Guru Nank Devji’s grace and good wishes from the people that the government has come forward to give encouragement to the devotional singers and the Sikh community,” Singh added.
Bhai Nirmal Singh wishes to popularize the Gurmart.”My dream is to promote the Gurmat art (style), the old art of the Golden Temple which is losing its charm, in association with Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, Golden Temple and SGPC. I have been writing articles and songs for a long time and now I am planning to write books also. I want to do something to popularize the Gurmat,” Singh said. (ANI)
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