Pyarelal Wadali, one of the singers of Sufi set Wadali Brothers, dies in Amritsar
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Pyarelal Wadali, one of the singers of Sufi set Wadali Brothers, dies in Amritsar

Pyarelal Wadali, who was the younger brother of Puran Chand Wadali of the Wadali Brothers fame, died in a hospital in Amritsar. He was 75.

music Updated: Mar 10, 2018 09:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
Pyarelal Wadali,Puran Chand Wadali,Amritsar
Wadali Brothers, Puran Chand and Pyarelal, won acclaim for their Punjabi Sufi music.(HT Photo)

Ustad Pyarelal Wadali, younger brother of Ustad Puran Chand Wadali died in Amritsar on Friday morning. He was 65.

He breathed his last at Fortis Escorts Hospital in Amritsar where he was admitted on Thursday.

Pyarelal had not been keeping well for the past few months and was taken to the hospital on February 26, where he breathed his last on Friday. He suffered a cardiac arrest and died.

He is survived by his wife Surjit Kaur, two sons, Satpal Singh and Sandeep, and three daughters, Sheela Rani, Raj Rani and Soma Rani. The cremation will be held at 3:30 pm at his ancestral village Guru Ki Wadali, 10 kms from Amritsar.

Grief-stricken family members of Pyarelal Wadali. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
People mourn the passing away of Pyarelal Wadali in his native village, Guru Ki Wadali in Amritsar. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Wadali Brothers, who hail from a village near Amritsar, are famous for their Punjabi Sufi music. The duo began performing at Harballah temple in Jalandhar. They are adept in various styles of singing including Kaafian, ghazal and bhajan.

The Wadali Brothers, famous for their Bollywood songs such as Aye Rangrez Mere (Tanu Weds Manu; 2011) and Ik Tu Hi Tu Hi (Mausam; 2011), have carried on the legacy of famous saint poets such as Bulle Shah, Kabir, Amir Khusro and Surdas for years.

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First Published: Mar 09, 2018 11:03 IST