Dr. Satinder Sartaj takes Sufism to music lovers across the world

August 30th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI  

By Karan Kapoor

Ludhiana, Aug.30 (ANI): Satinder Sartaj is today known as a poet and sufi singer not just in Punjab all over the country, even abroad among ethnic Indians.

Born in a sleepy Bajrawar Village of Hoshiarpur, Sartaj holds a Doctorate in music and is today promoting Punjabi Sufi music among music lovers.

He has performed in several countries and is a name to reckon with in the music world.”I can say about myself that I love simplicity. I try that my poetry should be `simple’ and `uncomplicated’, which a common person can easily understand. It’s not that you use difficult vocabulary. I always try that my composition be such that the audience can hum along with it. Noted singers say that to make a simple composition is a tough task whereas to make tough composition is simple. I think `simplicity’ in my singing has attracted the listeners,” said Dr. Satinder Sartaj, Punjabi Sufi Singer.

He believes that when a singer writes his own verses, he can do justice to it. He can sing it with great passion. He describes poetry as the mother of all arts. It’s something, which can’t be learned. You can feel it if the nature has given you the sense of emotions. “I have a long way to go. My reach is among the elite in India and abroad. But, to get popularity I have to reach to rural parts of India and become popular among farmers and laborers. For that I have to really work hard,” said Dr. Satinder Sartaj, Punjabi Sufi singer Dr Satinder Sartaj’s talent was acknowledged at the 32 nations Dubai International Cultural fest 2003 where he received the Best Sufi Singer award. (ANI)

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