Muhammad Sadiq (Punjabi: ਮੁਹੱਮਦਸਦੀਕ,
Urdu: محمد صدیق),sometimes spelled as Sadeeq, Saddiq or Siddiq and Mohammad,
is a noted Punjabi singer, actor and politician from Punjab, India. He is
best known for his duets with singer Ranjit Kaur. He is currently the
Congress party MLA from Bhadaur in Punjab. Sadiq was born in 1942 in a
non-practicing Punjabi Muslim family, to father Maghar and mother Parsinni
Devi, in the village of Rampur (now Ludhiana district) in British
Punjab.According to him he belongs to Doom caste (a Marasi sub-caste). His
uncle was a folk singer who inspired him a lot. In 1947, during the riots,
his family had a hard time and left the village and settled at Malerkotla.He
has sung with many female singers of Punjab including Surinder Kaur, Narinder
Biba, Rajinder Rajan, Swaran Lata & many others but make a duo with
Ranjit Kaur. Mostly of his songs been written by famous Punjabi folk lyricist
Babu Singh Maan. In his starting career he sang songs written by Inderjeet
Hasanpuri & his friend Didar Sandhu. He recorded mostly his songs &
live performances with Ranjit Kaur for approximately 40 years. They were one
of the most famous singing couples of Punjab in the 1970s and '80s. He
firstly sang famous folk song "Nigah Maarda Aayin Ve Mera Laung Gawacha"
as duet with Bibi Surinder Kaur in late 60s written by lyricist Babu Singh
Maan. Many of Punjabi singers have re-recorded his songs such as Na De Dil
Pardesi Nu, Lammi Seeti Maar Mittra, Mera Laung Gawacha and Boliyaan. He also
acted in few Punjabi films like Putt Jattan De, Guddo, Patola, Jatt Jeona
Morh and Tabaahi.
Ranjit Kaur (Punjabi: ਰਣਜੀਤਕੌਰ;
also spelled as Ranjeet Kaur) is a noted Punjabi singer of Indian Punjab. She
is known for her duets with Muhammad Sadiq, a noted Punjabi singer and politician.
She did many Punjabi films as a playback singer and some as a side-actress.