A Documentary On Iqbal Mahal

Iqbal Mahal
Cine Punjab News Network
Press Release, Ludhiana

Filmmaker Navalpreet Rangi who has made number of documentaries on personalities like Sobha Singh, Yamla Jatt, Bhagat Singh and Kartar Singh Sarabha will now be making a documentary film on Iqbal Mahal.
Iqbal Mahal has emerged as a ambassador for promoting cultural and racial harmony in Canada, especially spreading Indian music and Punjabi folklore since 1976.

Iqbal established his radio and television network “Punjab Di Awaj” in 1981. His main contributions include production of North-American musical works of Indian and Indo-Canad culture.

Born in India in 1946, Iqbal migrated to the UK in 1963 before finally settling in Toronto, Canada. A mechanical engineer by profession, and a writer and artiste by passion, Iqbal had authored a few books, besides making films and video productions.

“Punjabis abroad are still tuned to their rituals, traditions and rich cultural heritage, whereas, in Punjab, youngsters are more inclined to western habits,” said Iqbal.

 Filmmaker Navalpreet Rangi
Rangi speaking on the occasion said, “Iqbal Mahal has been a personality on Toronto’s media scene for the past 30 years. He launched his first Punjabi radio show in 1976. He has been instrumental in promoting newcomer Punjabi artistes on stage shows. He has been vital in promoting singers like Harbhajan Maan, Satinder Sartaj.”

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