Rabbi Shergill: 'This city has made me what I am'


By Hindustan Times

New Delhi, March 15 -- Folk-rock singer Rabbi Shergill has a soothing impact on many of his listeners. Best remembered for his emotional songs, the Indian musician is all set to perform live in the city again.

Having completed his education in Delhi, his association with the city goes back a long way. On his resilient connection with the Capital, the singer says, "Delhi is home. The city has made me what I am." Among his fondest memories, he reminisces the endless walks on the sprawling roads, the eternal sunshine of winter afternoons, bunking college to read Tolstoy in Sanjay Van and meeting beautiful girls in Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The artist credits Delhi for the unlocked freedom it gave him - to connect with his roots and to work on his passion. "It just let me be and lo! sprang the music." Talking about how Delhi has adapted to Sufi music, he says, "It has the Nizamuddin Dargah. It had a bhangra phase for the longest time and now, perhaps, it has a 'sufi' phase."