The younger of the Wadali Brothers duo, Pyarelal Wadali, is no more.
The sufi singer, who, with his brother Puranchand Wadali, was known for his famous compositions–including the song Rangrez for Tanu Weds Manu–suffered a heart attack late last night.
After the heart attack, Wadali was immediately taken to Fortis Hospital in Amritsar, TheHushPost.com reveals. Wadali remained under the care of the doctors for another five hours, but was declared dead at 4 AM in the morning. Wadali’s remains will be taken to the brothers’ native village of Wadali Dogran village in Amritsar district for his last rites. Followers of the Wadali Brothers will be allowed to pay their last respects at the village itself.
The Wadali Brothers, who are fifth-generation Sufi singers, started their careers by singing at temple sangeet sammelans in Punjab. Apart from Sufi music, the brothers were also known to sing gurbani, kaafi, ghazal and bhajan songs.
The Brothers rarely ever released their records, since they believed in live performances. They made their foray into Indian movies with songs written by Gulzar for the movie Pinjar.