Haryanvi singer Raju Punjabi, renowned for his iconic contributions to the music industry, has tragically passed away at the age of 40. The beloved artist breathed his last at a private hospital in Hisar after a battle with jaundice. His sudden demise has cast a shadow over the world of Haryanvi music, leaving fans and fellow musicians mourning the loss of a true talent.
Health Rollercoaster Ends in Grief
Raju Punjabi’s health journey had been marked by ups and downs in the days leading to his passing. Initially showing signs of improvement during his hospitalization for jaundice, he was discharged with hope for recovery. Unfortunately, his condition took a turn for the worse, compelling readmission. The singer’s final rites are scheduled to take place in his hometown of Rawatsar, Rajasthan.
CM Khattar Laments “Irreplaceable Loss”
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar joined the collective grief, expressing profound condolences on the loss of Raju Punjabi. In a heartfelt message shared on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), he referred to the singer’s departure as an “irreparable loss” to the Haryana music landscape. CM Khattar invoked blessings for the departed soul and strength for the bereaved family.
Farewell Messages Flood Social Media
The news of Raju Punjabi’s passing struck a chord with his fans and colleagues alike, prompting an outpouring of sorrow on social media. Singer KD Desi Rock shared a poignant photograph of Raju in his hospital bed on Instagram, captioned with the emotional plea, “Raju vapis aaja” (Raju, come back). Fans reacted with heavy hearts, leaving comments that echoed the sentiment of immense loss.
Tributes Overflow in Hisar
In the wake of Raju Punjabi’s untimely departure, fellow musicians and fans flocked to Hisar to pay their final respects. His last musical offering, “Aapse Milke Yaara Humko Accha Laga Tha,” now stands as a poignant farewell from the artist to his audience.
Legacy of Melodies and Hits
Raju Punjabi’s legacy in the Haryanvi music industry is indelible, marked by a string of chart-topping hits that have left an indelible mark on the genre. Songs such as “Desi Desi,” “Aacha Lage Se,” “Tu Cheez Lajawab,” “Bhang Mere Yaara Ne,” and “Last Peg” resonated deeply with listeners, garnering him a dedicated fan base. His collaborations, notably with Sapna Choudhary, further solidified his position in the industry. His sudden and untimely passing has sent shockwaves through the community, leaving a void that will be hard to fill.
The world of Haryanvi music mourns the loss of a true maestro. Raju Punjabi’s melodies will continue to echo through his songs, as fans remember and celebrate the gift he shared with the world.