Bhai Kirpal Singh (Hazoori Ragi)
Bhai Kirpal Singh Ji is a well-known Hazoori Raagi who was born on 8 September 8 1953, in Amritsar, Punjab. He is the son of Sardar Parduman Singh Ji and Mata Karamjit Kaur Ji. His parents were not singers but had a strong affinity towards Kirtan, which ignited his interest in Kirtan from a young age. He learned Kirtan in 1967 from Baba Santokh Singh Ji at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, Patiala, and received guidance from well-known Kirtani of his time, Bhai Bakhshish Singh Ji, and Ustad Partap Chand Ji from Amritsar between 1970 to 1971. He also completed courses related to vocal music from Prachin Kala Kendra, Chandigarh, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Allahabad. In 1971, Bhai Kirpal Singh Ji received his first opportunity to serve at Sri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar when he was appointed as a replacement for any Raagi who was away on leave. During this time, he learned Kirtan from Giani Balwant Singh Ji Calcutta wale, a student of the legendary Rababi of Amritsar, Bhai Chand Ji from 1971 to 1972. He received a full-time offer at Sri Harmandir Sahib as an assistant to Bhai Gurmej Singh Ji, whom he accompanied from 1973 to 1977. In the last quarter of 1977, he joined Bhai Bakshish Singh Ji’s ‘jatha’ and accompanied him as an assistant raagi for about one year. Bhai Kirpal Singh Ji formed his own jatha in 1978 with the recommendation of Bhai Bakshish Singh Ji and began serving at Gurdwara Shaheed Ganj Sahib Baba Deep Singh Ji, Amritsar. In 1983, he moved to Sri Harmandir Sahib with his own jatha and served as Hazoori Raagi until his retirement after 40 years of service. Bhai Kirpal Singh Ji is known for his Classical and Light Classical style of Gurbani Music with Harmonium as his instrument. His legacy of music gurus includes Baba Santokh Singh Nihang, Gur. Dukh Nivaran Sahib, Patiala, Bhai Bakshish Singh, and Ustad Pratap Chand, Amritsar. He has won various recognitions for his contributions to Gurbani music. Bhai Kirpal Singh Ji's sister, Sardarni Manjit Kaur, is also a Gurbani singer, and he has two brothers.
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