Veteran Punjabi singer Balwinder Safri passed away on Tuesday. He was 63. Reportedly, Safri was admitted to the New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, UK in April 2022 owing to heart issues. After triple bypass surgeries, the singer went into coma after facing brain damage. After spending 86 days in the hospital, Balwinder Safri was discharged and was on the road to recovery but couldn’t survive and passed away on July 26.
Confirming the news about Balwinder Safri’s demise, Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa took to Instagram and wrote, “We will cherish your music and contribution to Punjabi music forever sir. Rest in peace. Alvida sir Balwinder Safri.”
Balwinder Safri was popularly known for his folk music. His songs including ‘Chan Mere Makhna’, ‘Pao Bhangra’, ‘Paar Linghade’, ‘Gal Sun Kuriye’, ‘Nachdinu’ were widely loved by all. After learning about the unfortunate news, several artists from the Punjabi music industry paid their heartfelt condolences on social media. Diljit Dosanjh took to Twitter and paid tributes to the late singer. He dropped a picture of Safri and wrote ‘Waheguru’ in the caption with folded hands emoji. Punjabi actor Neeru Bajwa remembered the ‘Par Linghade’ singer and wrote, “Menu yaad hai Balwinder ji nu asi window tho dekya si during #beautifulbillo shoot… we were so excited. He so graciously came up to meet us. Dont make them like that anymore…. Thank you Sir for giving Punjabi music industry so much. You will be forever live in our hearts #balwindersafri ji.”
Legendary singer Gurdaas Maan shared a picture of the late singer and wrote, “Safri Saab” followed by joined-hand emoticons.
Singer Jassie Gill shared a video on his Instagram story which features Gill, Babbal Rai along with the late singer Balwinder Safri. He captioned the video, “Eh Mulakaat Hmesha yaad rahugi. Waheguru apne charna vch niwas bandhan.”
May his soul rest in peace.