Sufi singer Pyarelal Wadali of Wadali Brothers passes away in Amritsar
Pyarelal Wadali, the youngest of the Wadali Brothers from Amritsar, died this morning. He was 75.He took his last breath at Fortis Escorts Hospital in Amritsar where he was admitted on Thursday.
The Sufi singer who, along with his elder brother Puran Chand Wadali, immortalised the works of Bulleh Shah, Amir Khusro, and Surdas, suffered a cardiac arrest and died at the Fortis Escorts Hospital in Amritsar.
Born into the fifth generation of musicians, the Wadali Brothers became prominent figures for singing the gurbani, kafi, ghazal and bhajan genres of music. Together, they’ve won several awards together including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1992, the Tulsi Award in 1998, and the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2003 to name a few.
They sang for some Bollywood films, too, including Pinjar (2003), Dhoop (2003), Tanu Weds Manu (2011), and Mausam (2011).
‘Tu Maane Ya Na Maane’, a classic song by the duo, talks about how loving one’s beloved is as sacred as worshiping God.
They had even performed a version of it for Coke Studio India, season one.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses condolences on demise of younger Wadali Brother
PM Modi took his twitter handle to expresses his grief on the demise of Shri Pyarelal Wadali as saying, ”Saddened by the demise of Shri Pyarelal Wadali. His renditions attained great popularity globally. His work will continue to draw people towards the joys of Sufi music. May his soul rest in peace,” PM Narendra Modi tweeted.
Saddened by the demise of Shri Pyarelal Wadali. His renditions attained great popularity globally. His work will continue to draw people towards the joys of Sufi music. May his soul rest in peace: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 9, 2018