Bhai Balbir Singh

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Bhai Balbir Singh Ji (23rd Mar 1933 - 23rd Feb 2020)  was born in his maternal village Mrigindpura near Bhikhiwind (Amritsar), Punjab to Mata Prasan Kaur Ji and Bhai Santa Singh Ji. Bhai Sahib Ji was the eldest of the four brothers. His father Bhai Santa Singh Ji was a famous tabla/pakhawaj exponent who taught at the Gurmat Vidyalaya in Taran Tarn (Amritsar). Bhai Balbir Singh Ji received his initial training in Gurbani Kirtan from his father, his grandfather Bhai Kundan Singh Ji, and great-grandfather Bhai Hira Singh Ji. Bhai Balbir Singh Ji began learning singing at the tender age of four. Bhai Sahib Ji made his debut at the Darbar Sahib, Taran Taran at the tender age of seven where he sang two compositions. Bhai Balbir Singh Ji accompanied his father who travelled extensively to Benaras, Lucknow, Gwalior, Pune, Calcutta and Delhi for music conferences. Bhai Sahib Ji was able to listen to and seek blessings from some of the finest names in Indian classical music.

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