The Tumbi is an ancient traditional North Indian musical instrument from Punjab.
The tumbi was popularized by the renowned folk-singer of Punjab "Lal Chand Yamla Jatt". In the 1960s, 70s and 80s most of the Punjabi singers used the Tumbi. The most popular were Kuldeep Manak, Mohammed Sadiq, Didar Sandhu, Amar Singh Chamkila and Kartar Ramla.
The high pitched, single string plucking instrument is associated with folk music of Punjab and presently very popular in Western Bhangra music