Dama Dam Mast Qalandar famed Ustad Pyarelal Wadali passes away in Amritsar

Very few can grasp the significance of Punjabi Sufi music like Wadali Brothers- Puranchand Wadali and Pyarelal Wadali, who hails from a village near Amritsar had.

Having acquired proficiency in different styles of singing including bhajan, ghazal, and kaafian, the brothers started to perform at Harballah temple in Jalandhar.

Making their Bollywood debut with the movie Pinjar in 2003, the duo went on to sing in other three movies including Dhoop, Mausam and Tanu Weds Manu.

While their famous attempt of Bullehsah’s Ghoonghat chak o sajna or their version of Amir Khusrau’s Damadam mast qalandar is still fresh in the memories of fans. 

The Wadali brothers used to live in their ancestral house in Guru Ki Wadali and used to teach music to their disciples for free.

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As per the sources, Pyarelal Wadali used to contribute towards the family income by participating in the village raasleela while his elder brother Puranchand, was regular in akhara (wrestling ring) for almost 25 years.

Further, they have won the Sahitya Kala Akademi Award in 1992.

Unfortunately, on Friday Morning Ustad Pyarelal Wadali, younger brother of Ustad Puran Chand Wadali passed away at the age of 75 in Amritsar.

According to reports, yesterday Pyarelal Wadali suffered from a cardiac arrest at 11 PM.

Later, he was admitted at Fortis Escorts Hospital in Amritsar where he passed away at about 4 AM on Friday.

Meanwhile, his body will be carried to his village Wadali and his last rites will be performed in Guru Ki Wadali, Amritsar.

This comes to a big loss to the musical landscape as one of the prominent Sufi singers passes away. Moreover, Wadali brothers contribution towards music is immense and the void left by Pyarelal Wadali can never be filled in the upcoming years.

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