In the gossip circle,Sardars are known for chivalry,humour and joke.
Against this backdrop,Jaspal Bhatti,an electrical engineer by profession,emerged as the most famous Sikh comedian in India to die in a road accident on Thursday to generate a shock-wave among his thousands of fans across the globe.
Bhatti’s heart and soul lay in comedy and satire. It was during his days at Chandigarh’s prestigious Punjab Engineering College that he launched his Nonsense Club in the early 1980s to make fun of social evils and issues.
Later,he took up career as a cartoonist with English daily The Tribune in the late 1980s.Ulta-Pulta programme aired by national channel Doordarshan acquired instant popularity.
At a time when shoe throwing become an art with everybody throwing shoes at the politicians,Bhatti set up Film School – Mad Arts -on this very topic….Hats(Shoes) off to wittiest Bhatti whose ‘Flop Show’ to ‘Power Cut’ were perhaps the best in popular Indian comedy.