Amritsar, Feb 6(ANI): Tarlochan Singh, a Hindi playback singer from Amritsar, can be seen an achiever for his immense contribution in the Hindi playback-singing industry.
Tarlochan is also an avid fan of Hindi film industry legend singer Mohammad Rafi, and is the President of the Mohammad Rafi Memorial Society in Amritsar, which was formed in 1982 to award established and upcoming singers in the state to acknowledge their talent.
Talking about his zeal for singing, Tarlochan stressed that it has been his passion since childhood, and said: "During my school days, when I was studying in 3rd or 4th standard, I used to sing on the stage in the school compound. Sometimes, when I got late at school my family members found me singing for teachers and performing somewhere."
He says that he admires Rafi's Hindi-Urdu songs, which have immensely inspired him in his career.
"Legendary singer Mohammad Rafi is my idol and I have been listening to his songs since my childhood. During my school days I used to sing his songs. Since the beginning he has remained my idol," Tarlochan said.
"I got professional training during my college days. Mohammad Rafi Sahib belongs to Kotla Sultan near Amritsar and I used to listen to his songs. I was unlucky that I could never meet him. He came to Amritsar twice to perform, but at that time I was a child and could not meet him," he added.
He further highlighted that like his idol, he can sing in different formats in both Hindi and Punjabi.
"I was interested in Hindi songs, but living in Punjab the interest was more towards Punjabi. I can sing Ghazals and Punjabi songs too. I feel a sense of satisfaction in singing Hindi songs," Tarlochan said. (ANI)