Narinder Biba

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Narinder Biba
ਨਰਿੰਦਰ ਬੀਬਾ
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Background information
Birth nameNarinder Kaur
ਨਰਿੰਦਰ ਕੌਰ
Also known asBiba Ji
Born(1941-04-13)13 April 1941 [1]
Died27 June 1997(1997-06-27) (aged 56) [1]
Genres Punjabi Folk

Narinder Biba (Punjabi : ਨਰਿੰਦਰ ਬੀਬਾ) was a very well known Punjabi singer from Punjab, India. [2] She is known for singing Punjabi folklores, love romances of Punjab like Mirza Sahiban, Sassi Punnun and Sikh historical moments like Saka Sirhind and many more. [2]


Family and career

Biba was married to Jaspal Singh Sodhi. She is regarded as a respectful folk artist from 1960s to 1990s up to the end of her career. She started her career with singer Jagat Singh Jagga. She recorded duets songs as well with Punjabi singers Harcharan Grewal, Muhammad Sadiq, Didar Sandhu, Karnail Gill, Ranbir Singh Rana, Gurcharan Pohli, Faqir Singh Faqirs. She recorded songs penned by lyricist such as Dev Tharikewala, Babu Singh Maan and Inderjeet Hasanpuri among others.

Famous songs


In every September in Sadiqpur village, a fair, Narinder Biba Yaadgari Sabhiacharak Mela, is organised by the Doaba Sabhiacharak club in her memory. [3]

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