From Ferozepore, Punjab, Bhai Nirmal Singh ji completed a Gurmat Sangeet diploma from Shaheed Sikh Missionary College, Amritsar. He then became a music teacher in Gurmat College, Rishikesh. From 1979 till date, he has been serving as Hazoori Raagi of Sri Harmandir Sahib. He has also performed Kirtan at all five Takhts, historical Gurdwaras and visited 70 countries during the past 3 decades. He is one of the finest raagis having knowledge of all the 31 Raags in Gurbani of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. He has created 110 different Kirtan cassette albums and 2 books for Punjab University Patiala accessible to PhD and MA students. He is on SGPC’s Kirtan sub committee as well as a committee member of All India Radio and Punjab Bhaasha Vibhaag. In 2009, he was honored with the Padma Shri Award in India (one of the highest civilian honors) in India, after Bhai Sahib Bhai Veer Singh Ji, Bhai Ganda Singh Ji, Bhagat Puran Singh Ji and other accomplished Seyvaks. He is the first Hazoori Ragi to receive this award.