|Date of Birth
||November 25, 1929
|Place of Birth
||Lahore, British India
||Playback singer, Songwriter, Singer
Surinder Kaur, was an Indian singer and songwriter. She sang mainly Punjabi folk-songs, where she is credited for pioneering and popularising the genre and later was known as the ‘Nightingale of Punjab’; she also sang some Hindi movie songs, between 1948-1952.
In an illustrious spanning nearly six decades, her repertoire included Punjabi Sufi Kafis of Bulleh Shah and verses by contemporary poets like Nand Lal Noorpuri, Amrita Pritam, Mohan Singh and Shiv Kumar Batalvi giving memorable songs like, Maavan te dheeyan, Jutti Kasuri, Paireen na poori, Madhaniyan, Kiven akhiyan che pavan kajra, and Ghaman di raat lammi hai jan mere geet.
In time her wedding songs, most notably Lathe di chadar?, Suhe ve cheere valeya? and Kaala Doriya, became an indelible part of Punjabi culture.