Pyarelal Wadali of 'Wadali Brothers' fame passes away

Legendary Sufi singer Ustad Pyarelal Wadali dies at 75

Legendary Sufi singer Ustad Pyarelal Wadali dies at 75

The cremation will be held at 3:30 pm at his ancestral village Guru Ki Wadali, 10 kms from Amritsar.

Pyarelal Wadali is survived by a wife, two sons and three daughters. They began their musical journey with a performance at the Harballah temple in Jalandhar. It was only after coming to All India Radio that they started singing on microphone.

The Wadali Brothers are known to have been great disciples of ancient saint poets such as Surdas, Kabir, Amir Khusro and Bulle Shah.

Singer Richa Sharma called Wadali's death a sad day for the music fraternity. While Puranchand Wadali, the elder brother, was a regular in an akhara (wrestling ring) for 25 years, Pyarelal contributed to the meager family income by playing the role of Krishna in the village Raas Leela. The two never indulged commercially and were very uncomfortable in using electronic gadgets in their music.

For the older brother Puran Chand Wadali, it is the loss of his partner in music and the most beloved of his disciples.

Their songs like Aye Rangrez Mere from Tanu Weds Manu and Ik Tu Hi Tu Hi from Mausam are some of the popular songs in Bollywood. Whereas they entered Bollywood in 2003 with Pinjar movie and then in 2004 Farid movie song Tum idhr dekh lo. He described Pyare Lal Wadali as a trendsetter in Sufi singing, and "with his death, a void had been created in the lives of Sufi music lovers across the world".

Ustad Pyarelal Wadali of Sufi set Wadali brothers fame breathed his last on Friday in Amritsar.

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