Phone: +91 9915669554
Group: Desh Raj Lachkani and Group
Desraj is a name which is known by every folk artist of Punjab. He belongs from a small village, Lachkani near Patiala in Punjab. He very fondly remembers his childhood which started in Lahore (now in Pakistan). He arrived in India with his family during the Partition in 1947. In all the scenario of the partition and chaos Desraj never forgot to practice his music. Desraj’s original name was Taj Mohammad, a name which no one calls him now, a name that he left behind with his home and birthplace. He is a Merasi and believes that his community was gifted by the gift of music from the Almighty. Desraj is an acclaimed Punjab folk artists who has bagged various prestigious platforms in his life. He was also part of the Coke Studio 3 collaboration – Namaste by Salim – Suleiman and Shraddha Pandit. He was highly appreciated for the lyrics and his voice. Desraj is an amalgamation of diversity in himself, for he wears a turban like a Sikh, performs Muslim and Hindu rituals, festivals, etc. He in spite of being a Muslim always starts his performances with Ganesh Vandana. He is a pure soul with his voice and tradition as gift of Almighty. Desraj always made sure that his tradition and culture is passed on to his next generations, therefore, he taught his son and his grandson both. He believes in keeping the folk culture alive and is trying every bit to do so. Desraj is someone who inspires every generation whether his son’s or grandson’s. He wishes to inculcate folk music in the schools of India so that the young generation could learn from the beginning. Desraj has performed in all over India at different platforms and many a times at international venues.