Gurmeet Bawa

Gurmeet Bawa (18 February 1944 – 21 November 2021) was an Indian Punjabi language folk singer. She was known as Lambi hek di malika (transl.Queen of singing in an extended breath) for her long hek (transl.holding breath during a song) that she could hold for about 45 seconds. She was the first Punjabi female singer to sing on Indian public service broadcaster, Doordarshan.

Gurmeet Bawa
Background information
Born(1944-02-18)18 February 1944
Kothe, Punjab, British India
Died21 November 2021(2021-11-21) (aged 77)
Amritsar, Punjab, India
GenresPunjabi folk
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1968–2021
Associated actsKirpal Bawa

Bawa was a recipient of the Rashtrapati Puraskar from the Sangeet Natak Akademi.


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