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English Sikh rock legend returning to his roots for Lahore performance

Tue, 01 Jan 2008 ANI

Lahore, July 5 (ANI): During his first visit to Pakistan, English Sikh rock star Narinder Singh Rithor alias Peter Singh said he was fascinated by the beauty of Lahore, saying the people here make you feel at home.

 

Born in Rawalpindi in 1946 after which his family moved to India, Rithor said he would perform in Pakistan and a Pakistani Sikh singer Jassy Singh would organise his concerts in Lahore.

 

"Lahoris are polite and fantastic people. They don't let you feel out of home," the Daily Times quoted the singer as saying.

 

He added that the people of Lahore, whom he had found openhearted, warmly welcomed him.

 

Rithor has four children, a girl and three boys. His daughter is a solicitor in London, while one of his sons is a break-dancer. He is a great fan of Elvis Presley, the king of rock 'n' roll, and got fame by singing like him.

 

Rithor has also performed in the Royal Albert Hall. He has done many singles and his one album has rocked the music charts. "When I started doing rock 'n' roll in 1980, I was the first Sikh to do this, and was covered by all newspapers in the UK," he added.

 

He said he was impressed by late Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and loved to listen to his tunes. He said he had visited Lahore for the first time, but it would not be the last. "I liked the city and would love to visit it again, he said and added: "Jassy is arranging my concert here and I hope people will like my performance." (ANI)

 



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