Mr. Surinder Dhall, a fellow Panjabi
Vintage Music Collector, and, Sharer
I first learnt about Mr. Surnider Dhall whn he started contributing to
RMIM. Before RMIM, he had been a very active and senior member of the
Sangeet Ke Sitare group. I finally met him at the RMIM meet at Ottawa,
Canada during July 2004. At that meet, I also met many other people
whom I knew only from ther posts. I remember a particular RMIMer who
hated RDB with passion!
Of course, like any two Panjabis, within minutes of shaking hands, we
started shouting and were arguing as if we had known each other since
childhood! Since then, we have kept up our friendship and have been
exching movies and songs. Most recently, he send me a CD of rare songs
from his vast collection. I will be posting songs from it very soon.
His brief bio follows:
SANGEET KA SAFAR
Born in New Delhi, in 1950, Surinder had all his education there. He
left India in1976 and travelled to many countries including, Libya,
working in various construction companies. In 1980, he immigrated to
Canada and was able to set up a real estate business and travelled back
and forth between India and Canada. Since 1990, he established a
permanent job in the food industry.
Music has been his passion from a young age. His grand-father
introduced him to the many genres of the Hindi music. While on his
travels he has been able to collect musical material from over 20
different countries. Some examples of this can be seen on his facebook page
Surinder Dhall is in the process of converting his vast collection
online to preserve the Hindi film music heritage for coming
generations. He belives that everybody should be able to listen to it.
A recent photo
Some photos at the RMIM meet in Ottawa, July 2004
Singh's Home Page