Ustad Pyarelal Wadali of Sufi set Wadali brothers fame breathed his last on Friday in Amritsar. He was 75.
Pyarelal, who was the younger brother of Puran Chand Wadali left for his heavenly abode after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was admitted to Fortis Escorts Hospital in Amritsar on Thursday.
The two dyamic brothers gave their first musical performance outside their village at Harballah temple in Jalandhar.
The duo of Wadali brothers sang in Kafi, gurbani, ghazal and bhajan genres of music. The two talented singers have also given their voices in Bollywood films like Pinjar, Dhoop, Mausam and Tanu Weds Manu.
Wadali brothers' popular song Aye Rangrez Mere from the flick Tanu Weds Manu is still a hit among the youth.
The rites of the veteran singer will be performed in Guru Ki Wadali, Amritsar.
#Punjab: Family mourns the death of Pyarelal Wadali, one of the singers of legendary Sufi set Wadali Brothers, who passed away in Amritsar after cardiac arrest. His last rites will be performed in Guru Ki Wadali, Amritsar. pic.twitter.com/XPezbGGzp9— ANI (@ANI) March 9, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief at the demise of the legendary singer. The official handle of PMO India shared, ''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''
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
Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal also expressed his condolences on Twitter.
I’m deeply saddned to hear about the demise of Sh. Pyare Lal Wadali of Wadali Brothers – the epitome of Sufi music. It is an unbearable loss to the music world. I pray to almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul. pic.twitter.com/1Tl3cbtT3A— Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) March 9, 2018
Saddened by the untimely demise of one of the custodians of Sufi music legacy in India... Padam Shri Pyarelal Wadali Ji— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) March 9, 2018
May the Almighty bless his soul...
The nation will continue to be in love with his compositions 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/mLBuUCMjJl
A sad moment for the Sufi music world and a personal loss. Have many fond memories of #PyarelalWadali, the younger of the Wadali Brothers fame. His sudden demise has left us all aggrieved. I’ve asked the administration to ensure ceremonial honour for his cremation. pic.twitter.com/4TNvq83mgO— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) March 9, 2018
Pyarelal’s demise comes as an unfortunate news for the industry which recently lost veteran actresses Sridevi and Shammi.