Uttarakhand’s iconic folk singer Narendra Singh Negi launched his music channel on Internet in Dehradun on Saturday, with a song on the festival of colours.

Most artistes in the hill state have started their YouTube channels and Negi was the latest to jump on to the bandwagon.

Negi launched his YouTube channel with ‘Hori Aygee’. He said, “The song was used in Garhwal film Batwaru in 1992.

The movie failed to make any impact and we decided to present the song in a new format. The shoot of the song was performed in Gopeshwar this time and the old song will be available with new video on internet.”

Negi used to sing the Holi number at his concerts when the festival was round the corner. The 68-year-old folk singer suffered a major heart attack in June last year.

News about the ill health of Narendra Negi created panic among highlanders who adore the artist for his timeless classic songs.

Politicians fear Negi as he uses folk songs as a medium to highlight corruption and other grave issues of the hill state.

The ND Tiwari-led Congress government and the Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank-led BJP government found the going tough after Narendra Negi released songs depicting the shabby functioning of the state government.