Amar Singh Chamkila's Son, Jaiman Once Revealed The Possible Reason For His Parents' Assassination

Amar Singh Chamkila and Amarjot's son, Jaiman Chamkila once revealed the possible main reason behind his parents' brutal assassination in Mehsampur, Punjab.


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Amar Singh Chamkila's Son, Jaiman Once Revealed The Possible Reason For His Parents' Assassination

Amar Singh Chamkila was one of the much-loved singers in Punjab, whose songs, lyrics, high-pitched vocals, notable compositions, and vivid language caught everyone's attention. During the '80s, Amar Singh Chamkila and his wife, Amarjot were one of the most successful singers, and if the reports are to be believed, they once performed in a total of 366 shows in just 365 days, and they used to take Rs. 4,000 per show, which was worth millions back then. Amid the ongoing popularity of the singer duo, things took a tragic turn, and they were assassinated in Mehsampur, Punjab, in March 1988. Although, the mysterious reason behind such brutal assassination remains in shadow, there are a lot of theories attached to the incident. However, once in an interview, Amar Singh Chamkila and Amarjot's son, Jaiman revealed the possible main reason for his parents' assassination.

Amar Singh Chamkila's son, Jaiman Chamkila revealed the main reason for his parents' assassination

Imtiaz Ali recently delivered a movie based on the lives of Amar Singh Chamkila and his wife, Amarjot. The movie has become the talk of the town, and Parineeti Chopra and Diljit Dosanjh have received a lot of positive responses for their outstanding crafts in the movie. However, talking about Amar Singh Chamkila's personal life, he first got married to  Gurmail Kaur, with whom he has two daughters, Amandeep Kaur and Kamaldeep Kaur. After that, Chamkila fell in love with Amarjot, and the duo welcomed their son, Jaiman Chamkila. For the unversed, Jaiman followed in his father's footsteps, and he is also a singer.

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There are three main theories which are tagged as the reason for Amar Singh Chamkila and Amarjot's assassination. Once, in an interview, Jaiman revealed the possible reason for which his parents might have been killed. Talking to TOI, Jaiman stated that his father used to get threatening letters, and still, his fans would have come to listen to his songs. Sharing that jealousy might have been the main reason why Amar Singh Chamkila was killed, Jaiman mentioned that several singers were extremely jealous of his father as no one could sing or write songs like him. Jaiman said:

"There were artists at that time who would feel jealous that father came 15 years after that. Still no one could sing like him and they could not write like him."

Amar Singh Chamkila planned to go to the US for seven to eight months before he was killed

In the same interview, Jaiman Chamkila also mentioned that his father, Amar Singh Chamkila, was told that he would survive if he performed outside. Jaiman further mentioned that his father was about to go to England on March 24, 1988, and after that, he had also planned to go to the US for seven to eight months, but before anything could happen, the brutal assassination took place on March 8 in the same year. In Jaiman's words:

"He was told if he worked for one and a half years outside, he would survive. He was planning to go to the US for seven to eight months after visiting England, but he was killed on March 8, 1988."

Who killed Amar Singh Chamkila?

Apart from jealousy, it's said that Amar Singh Chamkila's provocative and controversial lyrics were one of the reasons that he was killed. Back in the '80s, people were used to songs featuring heroism and romance, but Chamkila's songs were based on social issues and taboos. Another reason would have been the rise of insurgency and the Khalistani movement at that time. 

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As per reports, Chamkila even received threats from the Khalistani leaders quite often. While there's no confirmation about who killed Chamkila and Amarjot, some people believe that it was done by the Sikh militants. As per a report by The Print, one of the killers of the singer duo is still alive, as filmmaker, Kabir Singh Chowdhry had revealed the same.

What do you think about Jaiman's revelations? Let us know!

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