Festival Patron Satinder Sartaaj visits Thetford

Image of Satinder Sataaj in Thetford

We are honoured that Festival Patron Satinder Sartaaj will be visiting Thetford on Thursday 5 July, to support the Festival of Thetford & Punjab. For more information and press enquiries, please contact Indi Sandhu on

A message from our Festival Patron
Dr Satinder Sartaaj

It is a great honour for me to be the Patron for the Festival of Thetford & Punjab taking place from 7 to 21 July 2018 commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the death of Maharajah Duleep Singh.

I have been interested in the subject and had the opportunity to play the lead role of the Maharajah in the feature film The Black Prince which was released last year. I visited the graves of Duleep Singh and his family at Elveden, the Ancient House Museum and the statue on Butten Island in Thetford, Norfolk. I also carried out in depth research into the life of the Maharajah and his family which supported me in delivering my role with precision and authenticity.

I hope the Festival of Thetford & Punjab will further highlight interest in the story of Duleep Singh and attract more people to attend the historical sites in Elveden and Thetford for generations to come, to pay homage and remind us not only of the turbulent life of Maharajah Duleep Singh but also the most enjoyable and memorable times of his life which were spent here.

I wish the Festival of Thetford & Punjab every success.


Dr Satinder Sartaaj
Famous Punjabi Sufi singer, actor, songwriter, singer, composer and poet. Lead role of Maharajah Duleep Singh in the feature film The Black Prince.

Image: Dr Satinder Sartaaj, pictured here with Thetford’s statue of Captain Mainwaring from Dad’s Army