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Kuldeep Manak passed away and the Music Died

Kuldip Manak No MoreRenowned Punjabi folk legend Kuldeep Manak died early on Wednesday November 30, 2011, after an enduring battle with his kidney disease. He was 62 and was in critical condition for months. Manak was admitted to the hospital yesterday after his condition got worsened. Unfortunately, the legend has left for the heavenly abode. Credited with popularizing the folk genre and known as “Kalian Da Badshah“, Manak sang innumerable songs, influencing an entire generation of music lovers. Recently the three maestros Kuldip Manak, his son Yudhvir Manak and Jazzy B collaborated in the chart-buster album Maharajas.

Born as Latif Mohammed on 15 November, 1949, Manak was known for his rendition of traditional punjabi folk genre “kaliyan”. He is survived by his wife Sarabjeet Kaur and two children, son Yudhvir Manak and daughter Shakti. Following his father ‘s footsteps, Yudhvir Manak is already a popular name in Punjabi music industry.

The funeral will take place on December 2, 2011. Punjabi music industry and the entire Punjabi fraternity reacted sadly to Kuldip Manak’s death on Wednesday.

I wish this year would just end! Saddened to know legendary Punjabi singer Kuldeep Manak passed away today. His death will have a huge impact on the Punjabi music industry as his talent inspired a generation of new artists. RIP.
Akshay Kumar

“R.I.P Ustad kuldeep manak ji . True maharaja of folk music is gone, but will b with us long as we live by his music. Waheguru ji waheguru ji”
-tweeted Jazzy B.

“R.I.P The King of Punjabi Folk – The One We All Know As Kalliyan Da Badshah – Ustaad Kuldeep Manak Saab Ji”
Sukshinder Shinda

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਸੰਗੀਤ ਜਗਤ ਲਈ ਕਦੀ ਨਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਹੋਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਘਾਟਾ ਪਰਮਾਤਮਾ ਕਲੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਬਾਦਸ਼ਾਹ ਉਸਤਾਦ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਕੁਲਦੀਪ ਮਾਣਕ ਜੀ ਦੀ ਆਤਮਾ ਨੂ ਸ਼ਾਂਤੀ ਬਖਸ਼ੇ !! ਬਾਈ ਯੁਧਵੀਰ ਅਤੇ ਪੂਰੇ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਨੂ ਭਾਣਾ ਮਾਨਣ ਦਾ ਬਲ ਬਖਸ਼ੇ ! ਏਸ ਦੁਖ ਦੀ ਘੜੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਪੂਰੇ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਨਾਲ ਸ਼ਾਮਿਲ ਹਾਂ !!
Amrinder Gill

“R.I.P. Ustaad Kuldip Manak Ji”
Gippy Grewal

KULDEEP MANAk Sahab (Kaliyan Da Badshah) has passed away at the age of 62. It is the saddest day in the history of Punjabi music as the most successful and loved artist of all time is no more…
ਰੱਬ ਓਹਨਾ ਦੀ ਆਤਮਾ ਨੂ ਸ਼ਾਂਤੀ ਦੇਵੇ !!

Diljit Singh Dosanjh

“And one more sad News.. Kaliyan de Baadshah Kuldeep Manak ji Swargwasi ho gye! May God rest his soul in peace !”
Yuvraj Singh

“RIP Ustad Kuldip Manak Ji – A legend who’s voice touched millions of hearts & an icon that will never be forgotton – can’t believe it… Love x”
H (Hartinder) Dhami

punjab di awaaaaaaz di rooh,karishma maaaaaan sadi dhaun da fakhar chala gia yaaaaro…KULDIP MANAK…koi morh liavo ni yaar mera shad gia...
Rana Ranbir

“Just hearing the devastating news that kuldip manak ji has passed away…a punjabi icon who’s music will live forever…RIP manak ji”
Jassi Sidhu

R.I.P Ustad Kuldeep Manak Ji…:(
Sharry Maan

Punjabi MC

R.I.P Kaliyan da Badshah Sri Kuldeep Manak Ji…MAY GOD BLESS HIS SOUL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vinaypal Buttar

Living legend Gurdas Maan ‘s dedication to Manak saab in the song “Pind Dian Galiyan” where he said “Manak hadd muka giya naviyaan kaliyaan di” i.e. “Kuldeep Manak broke all limits of traditional Punjabi Kali”, will remain apt since times immemorial.

PunjabiPortal expresses its heart felt condolences at this great loss. (11602)

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44 Responses to “Kuldeep Manak passed away and the Music Died”

  1. bharat
    January 21, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    mera favourity meray bachpan d singer shri kuldeep manak jee satto jo bicchar kar
    gayey nay saday naal unay be majud nay una diya yaada saday rhu vich rahengiya
    meri sachi sardhanli una nu……..

  2. Satvinder Singh
    January 9, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    First of all, please accept my sincere apologies for the late reply.

    Its the biggest loss to the punjabi industry that the demise of the legendry singer Kuldeep Manak Ji leaving all of us in the grief.

  3. Dr sainy
    January 5, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Great loss to punjabi folk lover ,

  4. anakhi
    December 6, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    Gurdas Mann’s tribute to Kuldip Manak

  5. Mr.Rimpel BoyZ Model
    December 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    i a m very sad for the death of rip kuldeep manak (kalia da badsha) . god give a peace soul!!!!!!!!

    “And one more sad News.. Kaliyan de Baadshah Kuldeep Manak ji Swargwasi ho gye! May God rest his soul in peace……………………

  6. anakhi
    December 4, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    Kuldip Manak and his music will forever live in the hearts of Punjabis.

  7. December 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    barhe hi dukh di gall
    hai kaliya da badsha ajj sade which nahi hai…………………….
    punjab da mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn……
    kuldeep manak…

  8. December 4, 2011 at 3:50 am #

    R.I.P. your music will be never forgoten and you will live threw your lyrics and the folk roots.

  9. December 4, 2011 at 2:58 am #

    i a m very sad for the death of rip kuldeep manak (kalia da badsha) . god give a peace soul!!!!!!!!

  10. Kamalpreet Singh
    December 4, 2011 at 1:21 am #

    ManakJi Dila di Jaan San te rehan ge. Mein Waheguru agae Ardass Karda Han ke Unha De Parivaar nu Himmat te Honsla Baksho.

  11. harkirat singh
    December 3, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    so sad hey God give rest to his soul WE NEVER 4GET U

  12. December 3, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    manak ji gud person Saddest day for me. A true legend. RIP Kaliyan De Badshah Kuldeep Manak ji.

  13. Randeep Singh Sian
    December 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    R.I.P K MANAK will always be remembered

  14. December 2, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    merey paas kush bi naheen kehan vastey manak is always manak

  15. Amarinder Singh
    December 1, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    MANAK….MANAK….MANAK….He was one and only person.

  16. tarlochan
    December 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    R.I.P Kuldeep Manak
    Kuldeep Manak u were a true punjabi legend. All the punjabi’s around the world are sad to hear this news. Millions of singers came but no one could sing all the kaliyan like u were called kaliyan da badshah and u did justice to that title.

  17. tarlochan
    December 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    Kuldeep Manik was a true punjabi legend. There are millions are singers out there but Manik kise ne ni ban jana oh ek hi se kaliyan da badshah we’ll will miss u for Manak. Kuldeep Manak R.I.P…………

  18. kulddep rai
    December 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    eh punjabi culture nu utte chukan wala maharaja c……..te eh kade v na pura hon wala loss a….waheguru ggg….

  19. December 1, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    R.I.P Kuldeep manak ji….

  20. Iquu grewal
    December 1, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    FoR RIP KuLdEeP mAnAk G……….TuSi jUdAa Hoye O pAr TuHaDi YaaD JUdAa Na HonI……..

  21. Ajay Sandhu
    December 1, 2011 at 6:24 am #

    RIP Manak Sahib, Bahut dukh hoya news sun ke,

  22. December 1, 2011 at 4:49 am #

    eh sun ke bahut dukh hoeya

  23. December 1, 2011 at 4:44 am #

    chad pind diyan juhaa udd chaliyan ne rooha

  24. Amar
    November 30, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    RIP such a sad today .. when i learned of his passing away.. MAY baba ji grand a good afterlife… He will always be played in my car.. my computer, my phone… … See you up there …

  25. surbjit singh
    November 30, 2011 at 7:35 pm #


  26. November 30, 2011 at 7:31 pm #


  27. Ranjit punjabi
    November 30, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    R.I.P Manak sahib tuhadaa dittaa punjabi bolee kadea nhin mord sakdee,People of punjab will never forget for next 1000 years,May his family get strength from GOD to bear this loss.
    R.I.P Manak sahib.

  28. Harry Singh California
    November 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Very sad. Too bad that No Punjab Govt official helped the Manak family financially during their time of crisis. ਹੁਣ ਮਗਰਮਛ ਦੇ ਹੰਝੂ ਵਹਾਉਣ ਨੂੰ ਸਭ ਆ ਜਾਣਗੇ ।

  29. Ron
    November 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    RIP Ustaad Kuldip Manak Ji he was the “TRUE MAHARAJA” Badshah of Kaliyya and all Punjabi folk Music.
    Truly a very sad loss to the Punjabi Music Industry!

  30. November 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    I Love You Ustad Ji :(

    November 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm #


  32. November 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    omg…bhot buri khabar ha…may god bless his soul…its realy sad :(

  33. yunas
    November 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    :( Bhut hi dukh bhari khabar hai

  34. Yankee Saini
    November 30, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    A Legend, who cannot be forgotten!!! May waheguru bless his soul!!! #respect

  35. sandeep garg
    November 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    The Pioneer of Punjabi Singing…. RIP Manak Sahib…

  36. Jandu Littranwala
    November 30, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    A very sad day for the World of Punjabi Music, Rest In Peace…The Legend – ‘Kaliyaan Da Baadshah’ Kuldip Manak

  37. November 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    RIP Kaliyan De Badshah Kuldeep Manak ji.

  38. November 30, 2011 at 12:32 pm #


  39. Kaur Preet Brar
    November 30, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    R.I.P Kuldeep Manak.. Manak hadd muka giya naviyaan kaliyaan di

  40. Jaskiran
    November 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    Rest In Peace “Kalian De Badshah“

  41. gursunny
    November 30, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    R.I.P Manak saab…its really sad.

  42. BikramSinghBathh
    November 30, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    Saddest day for me. :(( He was a huge topic of discussion between Dad and Me and a lot of other sons and fathers. A true legend. RIP Kaliyan De Badshah Kuldeep Manak ji.

  43. djp
    November 30, 2011 at 11:06 am #


  44. navroop singh
    November 30, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    :( Bhut hi dukh bhari khabar hai

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