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Sufi singer Pyarelal of Wadali Brothers dead

IANS  |  Amritsar 

Noted Punjabi Sufi Pyarelal, the younger of the two famed Wadali Brothers, died here on Friday following cardiac arrest. He was 75.

Pyarelal, brother of Puranchand Wadali, died at a private hospital.

led the nation in mourning Pyarelal's death.

Family sources told IANS that was admitted to the hospital on Monday after complaining of chest pain. He was put on ventilator. But his health continued to deteriorate.

Doctors said he could not be revived and he died on Friday morning.

Pyarelal's cremation was held at his native village Guru Ki Wadali in district.

The singer, the fifth generation of musicians, is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters.

The have performed at numerous shows in and other countries. Their famous numbers include "Tu maane ya na maane dildara, aasan te tenu rab manya", "Ik tu hi tu hi" and "Chitthiye". They sang for the film "Pinjar".

Known for their humble beginnings, they earned national and international recognition over the years thanks to their sheer talent.

The tweeted: "Saddened by the demise of 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."

and Navjot Singh Sidhu, and also paid condolences.

Badal wrote: "I'm deeply saddned to hear about the demise of of - the epitome of Sufi music. It is an unbearable loss to the music world."

Sharma said it was a "sad day for the music industry and music lovers".

Sidhu said Pyarelal Wadali was an exceptional devoted to Punjabi and his demise had left a deep void in the Punjabi Sufi singing arena.

said the death was a big loss to Sufi music.



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 17:44 IST