By: Kewal Kumar, Entertainment Editor-ICN
“Stay At Home, Listen At Home”
Mahi Ve Dil Naiyo Lagda Tere Bina
Punjabi Song – Mahi Ve Dil Naiyo Lagda Tere Bina …
Singer – Dolly Guleria (Panchkula, Haryana)
Music Arranger – Sonu Bhola
Music Director – Kewal Kumar
Lyricist – Ashok Hamrahi
Dolly Guleria is a well known Punjabi folk singer from India.
Dolly Guleria, a renowned Punjabi Folk singer, born in Bombay on Baisakhi day, proudly enjoys the rich inheritance of Punjabi Folk Singing from her mother Late Smt. Surinder Kaur popularly known as ‘The Nightingale of Punjab’.When she was 7 years old, she began her formal training in voice music at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Delhi. Patiala Gharana’s Kundan Lal Sharma taught her music. Later she learned music from Panna Lal Kathak Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan Khalifa and Shri Chotey Lal. She gave her first solo performance in Punjabi in 1967.She wanted to be a doctor.Patiala Gharana’s Kundan Lal Sharma taught her music. She married S. S. Guleria, an Army Officer Col in 1970.The couple is blessed with three kids including two sons Amanpreet and Dilpreet and daughter Sunaini.Her husband encouraged her to continue her classical music training under her classical music guru and a very learned Ustad’Khan Sahib’ Abdul Rehman Khan from ‘Patiala Gharana’. She was devotional right from childhood. She released her first solo album in Gurbani in Ragas under her Ustad’s guidance. She sang “Rehraas Sahib” the evening ‘Paath’ in its original ragas.She had also sung for the Punjabi movies such as Deson Pardes, Main Maa Punjab Di, and Rab Dian Rakhaan.She has her own music academy ‘Nightingale Music Academy’ where she teaches dedicated students. The academy was named after her mother’s identity ‘The Nightingale of Punjab’.