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Group: Virsa Punjab Folk Group
Nazer Ji’s son, Salim Khan is a music honors student from Sangrur, Punjab. He is a folk musician and is carrying forward the traditional heritage of the family. Right from childhood, he was inspired to play folk music instruments, and his passion for folk music was kindled because of his grandfather, Gurmehal Pander. Gurmehl Ji made the efforts to sit with Salim and make him practice every day. This encouraged him to be a part of his grandfather’s dhad-sarangi group. And after completing school, he actively joined his father’s group. Salim’s uncle and some other relatives are also into folk music, and keep on holding small get-togethers at home to enjoy and celebrate by singing folk songs. His younger brother is also a folk singer. He is pursuing B.Sc, and studied has biology till class 12th. He has won a lot of district and state competitions, singing various ‘vaar’ and ‘kali’. He says that a folk singer needs to memorize all the lengthy ‘Kalis’ by playing repeatedly so that it gets embedded in one’s subconscious mind. He wants to make a career in music and is dedicatedly working towards his goal.