Yamla Jatt

Early life:
He was born to Khera Ram and Harnam Kaur. His birthplace was Chakk No. 384 in Lyallpur district in Pakistan and after partition of India in 1947 he relocated to the Jawahar Nagar area, Ludhiana in India.He was from Punjabi Batwal community. He was trained in vocal singing by Pandit Dyall and Chaudhry Majid and his writing skills were honed by Sundar Das Aasi. He was married to Ram Rakhi in 1930, with whom he had two daughters and five sons. His eldest son is Kartar Chand and younger one is Jasdev Chand.
His most famous songs were “Das Main Ki Pyar Wichon Khatya” and “Satgur Nanak Teri Leela Nyaari Ae” and “Whisky Di Botal Wargi”. He recorded duet songs with Mohinderjit Kaur Sekhon, who was a recording artist with AIR, Jalandhar. He also popularized singing of Dulla Bhatti, Shahni Kaulan and Puran Bhagat. His first recording was with HMV in 1952 and till last he remained with HMV. He performed all over the world and many times performed with Alam Lohar, they were also good friends. He also popularized the Tumbi, a traditional North Indian instrument. His music has been sampled by Punjabi MC on his best-selling bhangra album Legalised.

He was awarded the Gold Medal By Indian Prime minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru in 1956. He was awarded a lifetime contribution award in 1989 by National Academy of Dance, Drama and Music, Delhi, India.

Khedan De Din Chaar
Jawani Meri Rangli
Das Main Ki Pyar Wichon Khatya
Mittran Di Maa Marri
Tara Pave Boliyan
Whiskey Di Botal Wargi
Saiyaan Da Kotha
Charkhi Rangli Teri
Satguru Nanak Teri Leela Neyaari
Mein Teri Tu Mera