Pun­jab's Tur­baned Trend­set­ters

These fash­ion for­ward men have de­vel­oped a steady fan fol­low­ing on so­cial me­dia

India Today - - INSIDE - _ By Kuldeep Dhillon SAN­DEEP SAHDEV Pho­to­graphs by

GURPREET LAAD, 27, Fate­hgarh Sahib

Fan Base A pro­fes­sional horse rider, an In­sta­gram sen­sa­tion and a model—Laad has been en­joy­ing a steady fan fol­low­ing for the past 15 years.

Be­ing Royal It is his royal look that seems to draw peo­ple to his In­sta­gram feed. “I choose a col­lec­tion of rich and re­gal clothes to sport. Some peo­ple have told me that I sport a look sim­i­lar to Nabha’s Ma­haraja Ka­han Singh Nabha,” he says.

Singing De­but Laad is all set to make his singing de­but with song Tola Yaaran Da. In­sta­gram fol­low­ers 195K Follow in­sta­gram.com/gur­preet_laad/

SANTWINDER SINGH WARAICH, 24, Chandi­garh

Sikh Blog­ger Waraich claims to be the first Sikh blog­ger to have started his fash­ion blog Singh Flash in 2015 along with his friend Aman Preet Singh Virk. “We are the first Sikh blog­gers to pro­vide a daily dose of fash­ion,” he says. Spread­ing Wings Waraich has re­cently launched a YouTube fash­ion chan­nel.

Be­ing Choosy Wariach makes it a point to choose clothes which go well with his tur­baned im­age. "I co­or­di­nate my clothes with my tur­ban," he says. In­sta­gram fol­low­ers 69.9K Follow In­sta­gram.com/santwinder_s­ingh_waraich/

SUPNEET SINGH, 26, Lud­hi­ana

Bhangra Boy This Bhangra dancer's In­sta­gram fan base is all thanks to his danc­ing skills. He teaches the dance form to the Bhangra team of Pan­jab Uni­ver­sity. He has also mod­elled in quite a few Pun­jabi songs. Pro­mot­ing Cul­ture “I try to pro­mote Pun­jab’s cul­ture amongst my fol­low­ers,” he says. Be­ing Dif­fer­ent Singh makes it a point to por­tay dif­fer­ent looks—be it a typ­i­cal Pun­jabi folk dancer or sport­ing a suave suit. In­sta­gram fol­low­ers 57.2K Follow in­sta­gram.com/sup­neet_s­ingh/

SUKH JARG, 40, Jarg and Canada

Hum­ble Sar­dar Pho­tographed against havelis and royal back­drops, Jarg's pop­u­lar­ity lies in his Pa­tiala shahi tur­ban and man­i­cured mous­taches. "I'm proud of the tur­ban and am of­ten in­vited to dif­fer­ent Tur­ban Tie com­pe­ti­tions," he says, Real to Reel Jarg has starred in two Pun­jabi songs Rakhne Hai Yaar and High Kir­dar.

Ap­prochable Icon Jarg makes it a point to re­ply to ev­ery In­sta­gram mes­sage. In­sta­gram fol­low­ers 37.5K Follow in­sta­gram.com/sukh_jrg/

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