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Surjit Bindrakhia (Born Surjit Singh Bains) (15 April 1962 – 17 November 2003) was a Punjabi Bhangra singer. He is known for his hekh, in which he sings a note continuously in one breath. His hits include Dupatta Tera Satrang Da, Bas Kar Bas Kar, Hit Geetan Da Guldasta, Tera Yaar Bolda, Lak Tunoo Tunoo and Jatt Di Pasand. Surjit is considered to have the greatest voice in bhangra history.

Surjit arguably had the most powerful voice among Bhangra singers during his time. Throaty, with a range that never fails to astound, he was possibly the most successful traditional artist doing the rounds of the bhangra scene during his time.

His song Dupatta Tera Sat Rang Da holds the record for being the number one punjabi song on UK charts for weeks. Immensely popular in the rural belt of Punjab, Bindrakhia’s voice was considered to be one of the most powerful voices among traditional singers in Punjab.

Bindrakhia died of a heart attack on November 17, 2003 at his home in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (Mohali). The high-pitched melodious voice of Punjab fell silent forever with the cremation of Surjeet Bindrakhia.

Many singers and artists attended his bhog and funeral at Bindrakhia's native village Bindrakh. Some of the artists who turned up to pay their last respects to the legend included Hans Raj Hans, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Babbu Mann, his lyricist and a close friend Shamsher Singh Sandhu and his guru and music composer Atul Sharma, and the legendary Gurdas Maan.

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