Manmohan Waris is one of the top Punjabi singers in the world. He has been around for almost 13 years now. Since he released his first album “Gairan Naal Peenghan Jhootdeye’ in 1993, he has never looked back. Punjabis around the world love him and he feels the pressure of not letting them down. His humbleness and sincerity has won many hearts. His voice is considered one of the sweetest around and his songs attest to his passion for clean and literary lyrics
He was born into a farming family in the Village of Halluwal, Punjab. He had a great interest in music since an early age. He started his formal music training at the age of 11. Everything he learned from his Guru, he taught his younger brothers. So all three brothers got seriously involved in music at a very early age. He got his music degree from Punjab University. But the most influential music Guru he had was Shree Jaswant Singh Bhanwra. Unlike many other Punjabi singers who also learned music from Shree Jaswant Singh Bhanwra, the Guru did not teach him so called “Lok-Gaayiki”, he insisted on teaching him the real music he knew himself. He saw a great singer in Manmohan and he wanted him to shine. In 1990, Manmohan Waris’s family moved to Canada. Here he made his first album ‘Gairan Naal Peenghan Jhootdeye.’ The album was a great success and when Waris returned to Punjab, Punjabi’s everywhere just couldn’t get enough of him. So he decided to move back to India. His career has never seen a foggy day since that time. Waris’ philosophy about his name and fame may have something to do with that. In his opinion “keeping your name on the top is not an easy thing, you have to work hard to get here, and you have to work harder to stay here”
Manmohan’s last religious release, named “Ghar Hun Kitni Ku Doore…? contained 8 very touching and thoughtful songs. The title song of this album, that gives us a peak into the psyche of the young Sahibzadas’ minds after they got separated from the family, brings tears into eyes. Another song form this album ‘Dukh Vichhade Nankane da’ is a passive challenge to the active Sikh community and reminds us of our lost treasures in the political games of history.