Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Photos from Bhaji Kamal Singh's Birthday

On 14th February (Valentine's Day) it was Bhaji Kamal Singh's birthday (from Wolverhampton). Bhaji didn't have the traditional Valentine's candle-lit dinner or box of chocolates, instead his friends in Birmingham celebrated his birthday in traditional Midlands style (by now everyone should have guessed what that means! - if not then please check out previous birthday posts).

Sat Naam. Nice pic of Bhaji Kamal Singh (reminds me of pics of Kirtani on the frontcover of tapes and CDs).

Bhaji thinking "Err... what do I do with this?"

He realises its his B'day card!

Waheguru. Erm looks more like a Valentine's Card than a B'day card!

Tasty looking (eggless!) birthday cake. Is that a light at the bottom of the cake?

"Friendly" looking birthday guests. (They look more like bouncers at the door!)

Bhaji opening his presents. (The presents are nicely wrapped!)

More pictures of friendly looks Singhs and bhenji. Looks like they are waiting for a fight. Rab Rakha!

Camera Shock. Bhaji opening more presents.

Nice arm-pads for Gatka.

A belt (kamar-kassa) to go with the arm-pads.

Opening more presents. Luck bhaji!

Waheguru. Nice Kesri (saffron) colour pagh and a Mala (rosary beads). I can guess now why they call bhaji "Sant ji".

Rab Bhalla Kare! I don't know what Pardip Singh (aka Dhadi Master jee) is doing wielding a sharp knife. He might be anti-Sant or something or threatening bhai sahib to listen to his Dhadi lecturer or else.

People watching the tamaashaa (ਤਮਾਸ਼ਾ). lol.

Good old force feeding cake by Charan-Kamal Singh bhaji. Bechaare Kamal Singh!


msingh said...

I hope Kamal Singh's allright - those Singhs and Singhni don't look at all friendly, not to mention the knife.

It's really about time you did 'sudhar' (or perhaps 'sodh') of these unfriendly people Manvir Singh ji.


Anonymous said...

hmmm... i am curious.. how comes they always seem to celebrate birthdays at this very house?!!! (i swear its the same in all the birthday pics.. cos i recognise the curtains.. hehe)


anyways.. Happy Birthday to bhaajee!! ;-)

Prabhu Singh said...

Remind me not to celebrate my birthday in England :-)
Or at least not with Manvir Singh and friends, with a cake present.

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

Sat Naam, Waheguru.

Msingh bhai sahib:
You make it sound like I am Sri Akaal Takht Sahib's Jathedaar and that I should issue a Hukamnama against Midlands Singhs or something or ask them to come pesh. Waheguru. lol.

Perhaps some of the Midlands bhajis and bhenjis can respond to why all the Birtdhays are at the same venue. lol.

Prabhu Singh bhaji:
I would just like to clarify to everyone that I am NOT living in Birmingham and nor was I at any of these b'day parties! (Dread the thought of being there! Especially with Dhadi Master Pardip Singh holding a sharp knife in his hands, bouncer-looking Singhs and cake which ends up in people's face than the mouth! lol)

Guru Rakha :)

Otpreka Singh said...

looks like fun

anonymous said...

Midlands people are really rough!!
I used to know some Singh who was from the midlands, he swore alot and was really hot -tempered. lol.

Once i asked him i said "why are 'midlanders' so rough"

He replied: "is so cold up here, we need a way to keep ourselves warm" LOL

Waheguru :D

But then we had a fight and we don't talk to each other anymore :'( i miss him!!!!

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

Probably slightly harsh to say "Midlanders are rough". I am sure there are "rough" Londoners, just look at Phil and Grant (well, i suppose that in tele).

I think Midlanders and people up North have a friendlier and more soft spoken accent compared to south.

This Salokh from Baba Fareed jee on Ang 1380 of Guru Granth Sahib jee comes to my mind:
ਫਰੀਦਾ ਬੁਰੇ ਦਾ ਭਲਾ ਕਰਿ ਗੁਸਾ ਮਨਿ ਨ ਹਢਾਇ ॥
fareedaa bure daa bhalaa kar, gusaa man na hadhaa-e.
Fareed, answer evil with goodness; do not fill your mind with anger.

ਦੇਹੀ ਰੋਗੁ ਨ ਲਗਈ ਪਲੈ ਸਭੁ ਕਿਛੁ ਪਾਇ ॥੭੮॥
dehee rog na lage-ee, palai sabh kichh paa-e. ||78||
Your body shall not suffer from any disease, and you shall obtain everything. ||78||

Rab Rakha.

Anonymous said...

those singhs look like they are going to beat up someone!

nice pics manvir singh ji, keep it up - do you organise these? or take the pictures?

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...


anonymous bhai sahib - i have not organised any party!! (Rab Bhalla Kare!).

o gosh! cud u imagine "Manvir Singh Party Services" lol. (thats a joke before anyone thinks i am serious! - i'll stick to keertan and sadh sangat)

And my friend (Dhadi Master Sahib from Midlands) kindly forwarded me the photos. I don't know who took the photos.

Guru Rakha.

Anonymous said...

Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh

LOL :) I was the unfortunate victim of the party, I want to thank all for coming, it was a great evening. We did seva through the day followed by Rehras and Simran at Bebe Nanaki Gurdwara and finished by eating loads a cake!

Jus to let you guys now they were planning to get me with flour and ketchup etc (no egg lol), but Guru Rakha, the tables turned and everyone else was covered with tomato sause and Dhalian (oatmeal)!(with help of Bhai Mandev Singh and Bhai Inderjit Singh) Ha Ha.

Midlands people are friendly (no Bias!) seriously the sangat at Birmigham uni are truly chardikala and a great inspiration.

Guru Rakha,

Dass Kamal Singh

Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Dhadi Master said...

Gaj Ke Fateh Balow,
Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh.

Yes, the birthdays take place in the same flat, in my flat at Bham Uni.

Self proclaimed sant, "Sant" Kamal Singh Ji "Sarangi Master" was NOT the innocent victim. if u look at all the previous bday photos, kamal was at the front wen the bday ppl got done. therefore we were gona take revenge. as dhadis say "Khoon Ka Badla Khoon liya jave ga". B4 the "party" started kamal ran away cos he was too scared. but he cudnt open the door downstairs so Indy grabbed him. Just like typical panthic gadaars, kamal,mandave and indy planned to get every1, and nsave kamal. so they went to tescos to buy the ketchup etc. we went out looking for them, we cudnt find them.

after the cake and presents bit, kamal and every1 went outside. we want to take our rightful revenge. but the "GADAARs" showed their true colours. every1 got done apart from Charan-Kamal Singh and myself.Guru was working wiv us.lol

Oh yea, kamal had tears in his eyes wen he got the presents and wen he was given his bday speech.Cry baby la la.

If Manvir Singh issues a Hukamnama, we wont accept it.hahaha.We'll make our own seperate authority wiv our own jathedar.lol.

Other thing. the sangat at bham is chardikala,(espeacially Bham UNI).We thank Vaheguru for the sangat we have at bham. the sangat does amritvela together every fridays, santhia at Walsall and also gatka on fridays. Maharaj has gave alot of kirpa.

I ask Manvir Singh, to bless us with his darshan with the london sangat.We would do a dhadi programme, so u lucky ppl will have the opportunity to listen to my LECTURE.hahaha

Bhula(n) Chuka(n) dee Khimaa bakhsho

Gak Vaj Ke Fateh Balow Ji, Akho
Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

Dhan Bhaag, Dhan Bhaag... Dhadi Master, Bhai Sahib, Pardip Singh jee!

lol @ 'Self-proclamed "Sant"'

Nice to know Bhaji was overjoyed with emotion when recieving presents. Anyone who has met Kamal Singh will know that he is "Sant Sabhaao" (saintly natured) and very down-to-earth person.

In regards to Hukamnama - Automatic boycot and ex-communication if you disobey :) lol.

You guys are funny. Stay in chardikala. Guru Kirpa Karan that Daas can Birmingham Sangat's darshan.

Bhai Sahib when are you releasing your Dhadi album??? anytime soon??

Guru Rakha

Dhadi Master said...

Fateh Ji.

yea we cud release a dhadi album soon. i dont think my sarangi master (kamal) will be too happay thow. he's quiet shy. Manvir Singh, it wud be nice u did the lecture cos ur gud at that and u look like a giaani. I will play the dhad. lol. then we can have our photos on the front cover and sell the album at every sikh soc event, keertan darbars and smaagams.lol.

Guru ji Kirpa Kare

Swedish Singh said...

Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh

happy b-day Kamal Singh ji :)

Sweden Singh =)

Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh