By Sanjay Pahwa, Chandigarh: The young sensation in Indian music industry, Panna Gill released his “Heeriye” Punjabi music album here today. This is yet another great work of music by this versatile singer. One of the most foot tapping song “Khanak Teri Vang Di” is already creating waves on various television channels and is getting eyeballs on the Youtube also.
In 2007, Panna Gill released his first ever debut album “Panna”, which was a collection of 8 powerful yet melodious songs. Panna has grown up listening to all kinds of music. He loves all kinds of songs as he says “I am influenced by western sounds as much as by the Indian classical. So picking any favourite would be really difficult.”
For him, singing a song with all his dedication and effort is every time a new love affair for him. Panna, who has always been inspired by his father renowned devotional singer Lakhbir Singh Lakha, believes that persistent efforts never go in vein. He kept on pursuing his interest in singing along with studies and finally got the chance to participate in Indian Idol Season-2 in 2006 where he was able to impress the judges. This talented singer left Farah Khan, one of the judges of Indian Idol-2, emotional and completely moved with his singing. Farah Khan once remarked “Panna is my personal favourite and the most interesting performer among the eight finalists.” Though Panna Gill could not make it to the final, he definitely won the appreciation of the judges and made the world stand and notice him.
This multi talented singer started singing at the very young age of 13 years and since then there is no looking back. He honed his voice and took training under the able guidance of Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, who is adept in singing and is endowed with a melodious voice. Under his guidance, Panna learnt music in its true form and realized that with proper training and practice, one can really manipulate his voice to give a rising or falling effect of sounds.
Heeriye album, produced by T-Series, has 7 Punjabi numbers. Its music is given by Harpreet Singh. The lyrics are by Raj Sangha and Panna himself.