Asa Singh Mastana
|Asa Singh Mastana|
22 August 1927|
|Died||23 May 1999 71)(aged|
|Associated acts||Surinder Kaur|
Asa Singh Mastana (Surname- 'Blaggan') (1926–1999) was a Punjabi musician and singer, best known for lending his voice to the hit Bollywood film Heer, and singing jugni and Heer-genre of folk songs, which recount the tales of Heer Ranjha by poet Waris Shah. He became popular in the 1940s, by the mid-1960s, when state-run All India Radio started promoting folk musicians, this made him, along with Surinder Kaur and Kuldeep Manak singers of cult status.
His well-known songs, among others "Balle Ni Panjaab Diye Sher Bachiye", "Doli Charhdeyan Marian Heer Cheekaan" and "Kali Teri Gut", have served as templates for later Punjabi musicians His great work also expands to singing sad songs like "Jadon Meri Arthi Utha Ke Chalan Ge" to famous song "Main Jatt Yamla Pagla Deewana" dramatized on Dharmendra. He was mostly paired with Surinder Kaur or Prakash Kaur for singing many old folk songs of Punjab.
- Best of Asa Singh Mastana and Surinder Kaur
- Mastana Masti Wich
- "Mutiare Jana Door Pya" (1970)
- Sarke Sarke Jandiye Mutiare Ni
- "Gayatri Club celebrates bonfire festival remembering Asa Singh Mastana". The Times of India. Jan 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
- Anjali Gera Roy (2010). Bhangra Moves: From Ludhiana to London and Beyond. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. pp. 132–. ISBN 978-0-7546-5823-8.
- Tony Ballantyne (16 August 2006). Between Colonialism and Diaspora: Sikh Cultural Formations in an Imperial World. Duke University Press. pp. 127–. ISBN 0-8223-3824-6.
- "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-11-15.
- Asa Singh Mastana discography at Discogs