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90s Pop Sensation Taz From Stereo Nation Passes Away

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oi-Madhuri V

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Here’s
some
heartbreaking
news
coming
in.
Popular
pop
sensation
Tarsame
Singh
Saini,
also
known
as
Taz
is
no
more.
Previously
known
as
Johnny
Zee,
he
was
the
lead
singer
of
the
pop
band
Stereo
Nation
which
was
formed
in
1996.
A
British
singer,
composer
and
actor
of
Indian
descent,
Taz
is
credited
with
being
the
pioneer
of
cross-cultural
Asian
fusion
music.

taz

His
family
in
a
statement
said
that
he
passed
away
in
a
hospital.
According
to
reports,
Taz
had
been
suffering
from
hernia.
He
was
due
to
have
surgery
two
years
ago
but
it
was
put
on
hold
owing
to
the
COVID-19
pandemic.
According
to
reports,
he
was
in
coma
since
a
while.

The
Twitter
handle
of
BBC
Asian
Network
also
shared
the
news
of
his
demise
and
wrote,
“We’re
deeply
saddened
by
the
passing
of
@tazstereonation,
who
has
played
an
instrumental
part
in
the
British
Asian
music
scene.
Our
thoughts
are
with
his
family,
friends
and
fans.”

taz1

Taz
made
his
debut
on
the
musical
charts
with
the
album
‘Hit
The
Desk’
which
spent
over
36
weeks
on
the
UK
Asian
pop
chart
at
the
first
position.
He
went
on
to
produce
many
albums
in
the
1990s
and
early
2000s
which
strike
a
chord
with
the
listeners.
His
most
successful
album
to
date
is
Slave
II
Fusion
which
released
in
2000.
It
included
many
of
his
most
well-known
hit
songs
including
‘Pyar
Ho
Gaya’,
‘Nachenge
Saari
Raat’,
and
‘Gallan
Goriyan’.
Taz
won
the
Best
International
Artist
Award
at
the
UK
Asian
Music
Awards
in
2005.

He
had
also
teamed
up
with
singer
Dhwani
Bhanushali’s
2020
single
‘Gallan
Goriyan’ which
was
a
remake
of
Taz’s
own
hit
track.

Story first published: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 9:42 [IST]


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