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On this Teacher’s Day, An ode from Daler Mehndi to his first teacher, his Father.

 

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On this Teacher’s Day, DRecords will release a special album with music from Late Bhai Ajmer Singh Chandan, “Gur Poorey Meri Raakh Laye” . Bhai Ajmer Singh Chandan was the father of Indian Pop Icon Daler Mehndi and the Bollywood Sensation Mika Singh. The album “Gur Poorey Meri Raakh Laye” comprises of 5 tracks (shabads) which are sung by Late Bhai Ajmer Singh Chandan.

Bhai Ajmer Singh Ji was the Hazuri Ragi (Head Priest)at the Takht Sri Harmandar Sahib, Patna Sahib, Bihar.  He was trained in the Benaras and Gwalior gharana of Indian Classical Music and travelled extensively across India while serving as the Hazuri Ragi (Priest) performing Gurbani  keertan in classical ragas. Daler Mehndi’s and Mika’s initiation in music was through their father, Late Bhai Ajmer Singh Ji under whose tutelage they imbibed the finer nuances of Indian Classical Singing.

This album is a compilation of Shabads that Daler Mehndi grew up listening and learning from.

The compositions are by Late Bhai Ajmer Singh Ji and all his sons Daler Singh Mehndi, Shamsher Singh(also on Tabla), Amarjit Singh, Joginder Singh, Mika Singh came together to support and sing in their father’s first ever studio recording.

This album was recorded in the year  1999 in New Delhi. The album is being released on this Teacher’s Day of 2015 as an ode to the beautiful teachings of the ‘Guru’ Sri Guru Granth Sahib as taught to the now famous Pop Icon Daler Mehndi and Mika Singh by their father who also was their first teacher.

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