It may seem like bhangra hit-maker Sunil Sehgal has fallen off of the radar, but that is far from the truth. Sehgal has been working hard in the studio preparing his 2012 solo production release. However, he has given us all a little gift with the release of the teaser for “1984”. Deemed as his “Vaisakhi gift for all”, Sehgal released the clip of his track showcasing the importance of 1984 to the Punjabi community. 1984 holds an important place for Punjabis across the world. Tensions arose between Punjabi Sikhs and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi leading to her assassination by her Sikh bodyguards. This sparked the flame for anti-Sikh riots which lasted from October 31 to November 3 across Northern India, mainly in Dehli. Also known as the “1984 Sikh Massacre”, the riots led to thousands of Sikh deaths at the hands of the Indian Army and congress members. The reported death toll ranges from 2700-20,000. Sehgalstates,
“I have always wanted to write a song about 1984… I remember living in Punjab at this time and will never forget the riots as it has impacted my personal life.”
The full release of “1984” will coincide with Sehgal’s charity project–stay tuned to UA for the complete details!