Kuly from RDB passes away

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor

RDB loses Kul Ral in untimely death
RDB loses Kul Ral in untimely death

BizAsia is saddened to report the untimely death of Kuly Ral from the hugely successful RDB (Rhythm Dhol Bass) trio.

According to an official statement from the band, Kuly died on Monday 22nd May 2012 in Houston, Texas, USA. The popular music group member sadly lost his battle with cancer at the young age of 35 years old.

Kuly was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April 2011 and underwent radio and chemotherapy. He was receiving treatment at a specialised clinic in Houston at the time of his death.

RDB and the family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time and thank their fans and well-wishers for their continued support and condolences.

RDB consisted of three brothers – Kuly, Surj and Manj, who had global success with Bollywood soundtracks ‘Singh Is Kinng’, ‘Namastey London’, ‘Aloo Chaat’, ‘Kambakkht Ishq’, ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ and more recently ‘Speedy Singhs’.

They had also worked with international superstar, Snoop Dogg on a track in ‘Singh Is Kinng’. Their track ‘Saadi Galli’ with Lehmber Hussainpuri featured on the soundtrack of ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, which proved another global success. The song was actually taken from the boys’ fourth studio album ‘Three’, which was released in 2005.

RDB made their debut on the UK Bhangra scene with ‘Rhythm Dhol Bass’ and have not looked back since. Another highlighted included the success ‘Aaja Mahi’ with Metz and Trix and collaborations with Gubbi Sandhu, Indy Sagu, E=MC, DJ H and Manak E.

BizAsia would like to pass on our thoughts to the Ral family at this difficult time.