Music is the biggest virtue of the Almighty. Nature is singing in all her forms. Lucky are those people who are blessed by ‘Saraswati’. Such people are the blessings of nature, who are born to learn music, grow music and distribute it to the humanity. We are privileged when such people bestow us with the showers of music and give us that unique holy experience.
One such star of the Punjabi Music Industry is Gurmeet Singh. Yes! The stars which shine and enlighten the whole sky with their glow. The lovers of Punjabi music correlate with him as the most melodious composer, as the most learned music director. It might be a sad song, a romantic track, or a beat number: Gurmeet Singh is master of all. Talking about the Punjabi albums or Punjabi films- the first name that strikes our mind for the most melodious music is Gurmeet Singh. And adding feathers to his cap, Gurmeet Singh has also proved himself as a singer.
Tracing this great music director lets rewind his graceful journey. With background from a village- Baaserke in District Amritsar, Punjab, Gurmeet Singh was born at Meerut city. Having music in blood and the music aura in the home environment, he started playing instruments and sang along. Learning and striving to learn became his habit. A scholar in studies, he was brilliant in academics throughout. Scholarships and medals became a part of his nature. But, the real interest, for which the soul was striving, did not let him rest. He graduated as an Electronic and Communication Engineer. Did masters in Faculty of Music. A degree of B.Ed is also there in his academic graph. Along with this, the non-stop journey towards the learning of music continued. He turned towards many teachers, learned from many Gurus, but still the thirst was not satisfied. It is said, the more you learn- the more you strive: and those who have this zeal inside rise as winners.
Gurmeet Singh’s journey started as a music director in 1999 and then there was no looking back. A team was formed with Nachhatar Gill. They gave a number ‘Gussa Naa Karin’ which was a super success. Talk about any melodious singer- he is complimented by Gurmeet Singh as a composer and music director. If the listing starts, then right from Nachhatar Gill, Kanth Kaler, Sabar Koti, Inderjeet Nikku, Amrinder Gill, Gippy Grewal, Ammy Virk, Feroz Khan, Master Saleem, Diljit Dosanjh, Jaspinder Narula, Sardool Sikander, Hans Raj Hans, Daler Mehandi, Nirmal Sidhu, Mika, Kooljeet, Roshan Prince, Harbhajan Mann, Wadali Brothers, Lakhwinder Wadali, Harjit Harman, Miss Pooja, Jassi Gill, Yuvraj Hans, Navraj Hans- all have sung under his music direction. Even Bollywood is not un-touched by this great star. Sukhwinder Singh, Sonu Nigam, Schweta Pandit, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Suresh Wadekar, Aakriti Kakkar, Mohammad Salamat, Shaan, Javed Ali, Neeraj Shreedhar, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shafqat Amanat Ali– all have been a part of this melodious journey of Gurmeet Singh’s music direction.
Talking about the awards and honours, a long list beholds. From 2005-till date, Gurmeet Singh has been awarded the Best Music Director award 7 times at PTC Punjabi Music and Film Awards- the biggest honour in Punjabi Music industry. He was also honoured with PIFFA awards at Canada for the melodious music for film “Yaar Annmulle”. Honour for music by Radio Mirchi is also in his kitty along with numerous other honours and awards.
Talking about film Punjab 1984, the music was a big challenge. The film is on a sensitive issue and had a commercial angle too. A beat number ‘Rangrut’ clicked every youngster’s mind. ‘Lori’ was a sentimental song which presented the crux of the film. ‘Kujjhe Vich Sawah’ was the most challenging number, a melodious one which touched every heart and made each and every eye cry. The musical story of film Punjab 1984 has touched every household and has become a legend. The music was loved by public and honoured by organizations.
Gurmeet Singh’s melody will stay forever and keep on soothing our hearts with this unique blessing of nature called as Music!