New Delhi: Popular 90’s singer Taz from Stereo Nation passed away on April 29. The news was confirmed by fellow artist and singer Jassi Sidhu via his official Twitter account.
Taz had been suffering from hernia and was due for a surgery, which was delayed for over 2 years due to the pandemic. He was taken into a coma two years ago and was later taken out later in March.
Singer Jassi Sidhu took to his Twitter account to share the tragic news. He wrote “Just heard the heartbreaking news about @tazstereonation From my 1st ever tour alongside him in 1999 to now was always a gentleman Made pop bhangra that we all hear now decades ago & took it to the masses a pioneer Your legacy lives on in your music my brother. Waheguru.”
Social media was flooded with fans mourning the demise of their favorite artist. One fan wrote “This song won’t be the same anymore! Made pop bhangra that we all hear now decades ago & took it to the masses a pioneer… Your legacy lives on in your music… Om Shanti.”
Filmmaker and singer Yaseer Akhtar wrote “Deeply saddened; pioneer of the #BritishAsian music scene Taz (StereoNation) – Tarsame Singh Saini has left us. He gave us ‘Nachan gee Sari Raat’ and so many other hits. It was always a pleasure to work and share the stage with this gem. A true legend!”
A social media user wrote “One of the greatest Punjabi songs ever to be created,” while another tweeted “Shocked beyond words Another legend passes away RIP to 1 of my most fav singer #Taz from #StereoNation Music fraternity has lost a gem who has given superhit songs which r still life of every party/wedding May Allah Talah grant his family strength &patience to deal with this loss.”
Taz, whose real name was Tarsem Singh Saini, was also previously known as ‘Johnny Zee’. Taz shot to fame in 1989 with his album ‘Hit The Deck’. Some of his famous songs include “Pyar Ho Gaya”, “Nachenge Saari Raat”, and “Gallan Goriyaan”.