‘O Banki Chandra’ fame Rajni Thakur passes away after a road accident

The Hush Post | 7:53 pm | One-minute read |

Famous for her appearance in Himachali folk song ‘O Banki Chandra’, Rajni Thakur today breathed herlast in Kullu. The 21-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries sustained in a car accident near Hurla on Wednesday.

Rajni was referred to the PGI Chandigarh by doctors but she died on the way.

Hailing from Shangadh in Kullu district, Rajni Thakur acquired fame with folk singer Thakur Das Rathi’s ‘O Banki Chandra Yaad Rakhi Gallan Meri O’.

Popularly known as Banki Chandra, Rajni was pursuing her JBT course from Gadsa. Prior to ‘Banki Chandra’, she worked as a co-artiste with Rathi in other songs including ‘Hawa Lagi Chandigarh Ri’.

The song Banki Chandra has been watched over 33 lakh times on YouTube.

Besides, her studies, Rajni was also taking music classes from Thakur Das Rathi. She also appeared on many of Rathi’s stage performances.

Rathi condoled Rajni’s death saying that the Pahari music industry has lost an exceptional talent.


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