October 4, 1999
CHANDIGARH, Oct 3: A face-to-face interaction was organised by Sahit Chintan with Dolly Guleria, a Punjabi artist, under their sessions of "Ru-ba-ru" here today.
Dolly Guleria, the eldest of three daughters of Surinder Kaur and popularly known as Nightingale of Punjab, talked about her experiences in the field of music.
"My parents wanted me to be a doctor, but it was only after marriage that with constant encouragement from my husband, I took up singing," she said during the interaction.
Educated in Delhi, Dolly Guleria has two cassettes to her credit and is now busy working on an album Shiv Batalvi’s poems. Famous for her rendering of Batalvi’s poems, Dolly said being her mother’s daughter proved to be a challenge for her as she had to prove to the world that she had an identity of her own.
"I was constantly compared to my mother and had to convince my audience that I am a separate individual with my own identity," said Dolly. The function was presided over by Bhag Singh, a well known film and theatre artist of Punjab, while Atamjeet Singh, another well known artist, introduced Dolly to the audience.
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