Ranjit Bawa, 24, Gurdaspur
Background: “In Class 6, I sang a song at school which was really appreciated. My music teacher Master trained me and made sure I participated in music competitions,” recalls Bawa. While doing his graduation from Guru Nanak College, Batala, and post-graduation at Khalsa College, Amritsar, Bawa participated in competitions for six consecutive years and came first each time. “For those six years, I sang the Pakistani song, Bol Miti Deya Baweya, which made me popular as ‘Bawa’. In 2011, my first song came out in multi-artiste album Mulajhedariya. Then, I did my Masters in music from GNDU.”
His 2013 release, Jatt Di Akal, from multi-artiste album Panj-Aab, was a huge hit. Then, a track called Azadi.
Plans for 2014: A track called Lahore, based on the Partition, is set to be released on January 15, followed by another single, Taqdeer, in February. March 2014 will see the release of his debut album, Mitti Da Bawa.
Ranjit Bawa’s song on the feelings of a Mother when speaking to her child who labors in a foreign country.