Pyarelal Wadali, younger Wadali brother, passes away of cardiac arrest
In an unfortunate news for Bollywood and the music industry, Ustad Pyarelal Wadali, the younger brother of the famous Wadali Brothers, passed away Friday morning due to cardiac arrest. The Sufi singer breathed his last at Amritsar's Fortis Escorts Hospital where he was admitted Thursday evening. He was 75. Pyrarelal was the younger brother of Ustad Puran Chand Wadali.
The Wadali brothers created quite a stir in the music industry, courtesy their knowledge of diverse styles of singing such as kaafian, ghazal and bhajan. Some of their memorable Bollywood numbers include 'Aye Rangrez Mere' from 'Tanu Weds Manu' and 'Ik Tu Hi Tu Hi' from 'Mausam'. They have carried on the legacy of renowned saint poets like Bulle Shah, Kabir and Amir Khusro.
Hailing from a village near Amritsar, the Wadali brothers started off by performing at Harballah temple in Jalandhar. Their Punjabi Sufi songs soon gained popularity among the audience making way for their entry into the film industry. The music industry will certainly miss one of its best Sufi singers.