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This Sikh singer from Delhi is a music sensation in Japan, check out his Japanese songs

Sarabjit Singh Chadha, born in New Delhi, is a famous singer who is popular not for singing Punjabi but Japanese songs.

Punjabi singers have gained popularity all over the world as Diljit Dosanjh recently became the first Indian artiste to perform at Coachella music festival in the US. However, can you imagine a Sikh man being a popular singer in Japan and singing in the Japanese language?

Sarabjit Singh Chadha, born in New Delhi, is a famous singer who is popular not just for singing Punjabi but Japanese songs. Chadha went to Japan for the first time in 1968 for agricultural training. He got influenced by Japanese music, especially Enka, a music genre that is considered to resemble traditional Japanese music.

Chadha was so impressed by Enka that he made up his mind of becoming a singer in Japanese language. And, seven years later, in 1975, he released his first single called “Omokage no Hito”, which sold 1,80,000 copies. But he had to leave Japan because of a visa issue and his career came to an abrupt end.

However, after 30 years, in 2008, he returned to Japan and in 2013 released an album “Odoru Maha Chadha”. Not only that, he also found love in Japan. Jist, a media company, posted a video on Facebook showcasing the extraordinary story of Chadha, who is regarded as the first non-Japanese Enka singer.

“This is fantastic, it has an Indian flair to it. I think that’s mainly with his tone and it’s phenomenal!” commented a user on YouTube. “Fantastic singing and he made Japanese so easy, delighted being an enka lover!!” said another.

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