Who Was Dev Tharike Wala? You Must Have Listened To His Songs Atleast Once In Your Lifetime

Veteran Punjabi lyricist Hardev Dilgir aka Dev Tharikewala has delivered uncountable hit songs. The lyricist was born on 19 September, 1939 in Nathuwala Jadid, Moga and was further brought up in the village Tharike situated in British Punjab.

Talking about the much loved and appreciated career of the artist, it’s an amusing fact that he started writing songs and poetry from a very young age. When he was a child himself, he penned a song for children; Chal Chakk Bhaine Basta School Challiye which was then published in a magazine named Bal Darba.

The beginning motivated him and he started writing stories and even wrote more than 30 books. And then his friends motivated him to write not only stories and poetry but songs as well. This encouraged Dev and he decided to  continue songwriting under the name Dev Tharikewala and he penned songs for many notable singers like Kuldeep Manak, Surinder Shinda, Pammi Bai, Jagmohan Kaur and many other artists. He wrote great lyrics and the legacy continued. Also, his songs featured in many movies like Sassi Punnu in which Kuldeep Manak sang his song, Ajj Dhee Ik Raje Di. The film “Balbeero Bhabhi” featured his song “Sucheya Ve Bhabhi Teri” and “Datta Te Bhagat Soormen.” The title track of the blockbuster hit Punjabi film “Putt Jattan De” (1981) was written by Dev Tharikewala and sung by Surinder Shinda. Throughout his entire life and career, he garnered immense love and appreciation from fans and well wishers. But the news of his death broke the hearts of his fans on 25th January, 2022 as he died due to a heart attack.

Moreover, the lyricist had a god gifted talent which brought the fragrance of Punjabi culture and tradition in his songs. His songs express the real value of Punjab’s Culture. So, to refresh your memory, we have prepared a list of some of his best songs.

Top 5 Songs Of Prominent Lyricist Dev Tharikewala 

Tere Tille Ton – Kuldeep Manak

Yaaran Da Truck Baliye – Kuldeep Manak

Maa Hundi Aa Maa – Kuldeep Manak

Nawa Le Leya Truck – Surinder Shinda

Ne Putt Jattan De – Kuldeep Manak

Not only these, there are many more ultimate songs of Dev Tharikewala which created history and touched the heartstrings of folk music fans. His commendable lyrics have made wonders and we bet you have listened to these songs at least once till date. 

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