Soni Pabla was an Indian-born musician who wrote and sang Punjabi songs.
Soni Pabla (Tejpal Singh) was born and raised in Bilaspur a village near Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. Soni Pabla moved to Toronto, Canada in the mid 90s. He studied music under Rajinder Singh Raj and then Mahesh Malwani, which lead him towards a recording contract with Planet Recordz, a record label in Canada. Soni released his debut album, entitled Heeray Heeray, in 2002. In 2004, Soni teamed up with Sukshinder Shinda to produce his second album, Gal Dil Di by velocity records. He has also been featured on numerous albums with various producers. His album "Eternity (Naseebo)" was a tribute to Soni by his friends and Planet Recordz. This album features new songs which Soni had selected for his album. Some songs in this album feature other Punjabi singers.
Soni Pabla died at the age of 30, while giving a stage performance for Aman Khroad who was hosting a performance in memory of his parents in Brampton, Ontario on October 14, 2006 at Laddi Banquet Hall. After singing a few songs, Soni went behind the stage to get a glass of water, collapsing before he drank it. Paramedics attempted to revive him but he was pronounced dead en route to the hospital. He had suffered a heart attack (myocardial infarction). Soni Pabla's funeral was shown on the Asian TV program Jee Aayan Nu, which showed his family and friends mourning. Soni Pabla was the most loved and cared for in his family. He was a very influential artist and is missed by many. His inspiration lives on and his songs that are still played to this day.Obviously Punjabi Singer Garry Sandhu was influenced by Mr.Pabla.