22nd May 2012 was a sad day for many. It was on this day that the music industry and the world lost Kuldeep Ral��(Kuly), from popular Punjabi-fusion band Rhythm Dhol Bass (RDB),��to cancer. The news very much came as a shock to fans and industry folk alike. Today, 5th June, marks the talented late musician’s birthday and BizAsia would like to pay tribute to him.
When news hit about his sad demise, micro-blogging site Twitter was rife with tweets. Fans, well-known names and the band’s personal contacts spoke out to express their thoughts about the passing of the��35-year-old. It was evident that, more than being a renowned and popular music personality, Kuly had touched lives and people in a special way.
It’s impossible for admirers of��the band��to pinpoint the personalities or mentalities��of the three brothers who made the group (Kuly, Surj, Manj) without their music. One need only listen to their chart-topping numbers to gauge the passion they had to take the Punjabi and Bhangra cultures to heights that only the gifted would reach. With western influences and eastern roots, RDB’s signature style is unmissable and remains unmatched.
From singing in their local Gurudwara with their father to performing��in various stadiums around the world to packed audiences, RDB’s reach was global and talent was universal. Kuly put together a part of a DVD documentary about the band’s revolutionary years in the Bhangra scene, featured below.
BizAsia would like to extend their thoughts��and prayers to the Ral family on this day which sure to bring��with it many memories. Sometimes, no matter how successful a person becomes, his legacy lies in the lives he touched and the passion he leaves behind. We hope that family, friends and fans will find comfort in knowing that Kuly will always be missed��even though��his memories will always remain. The essence of��Kuly will live on not just in his music but also in those who were close to him.