Sartaaj leaves crowd spellbound

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 10

The Amritsar Sufi Festival began with the Sufi performance of Satinder Sartaaj here on Sunday.

The three-day festival is being organised by the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Government of Punjab, at Gobindgarh Fort.

The Sufi maestro who charmed the audience with his performance on the inaugural day defines Sufi as a form of love and feels Sufism is a deep concept.

He said, “I am a contemporary poet with texture of Sufism because of my doctorate. There is a difference between being Sufi and singing Sufi songs.”

“For me, Sufism is love. It is beyond any barriers of any kind. It is about loving people and helping each other,” he added.

Sartaaj mesmerised the gathering with his songs such as Sai, Sajjan Raazi Ho Jave and others. He feels that a lover of heritage buildings and history appreciates the idea of such events. “This is the land of Sufism. It is a fantastic effort on the part of the Tourism Department. This fort itself is a historic place,” he added.

The Black Prince actor is focusing on diverse projects and said, “I am working on many projects and channelising myself in writing. I will announce new projects as they take a shape.”

Vikas Pratap Singh, Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs; and Deputy Commissioner KS Sangha were present on the first day.