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PM Narendra Modi, Lata Mangeshkar, Daler Mehndi Mourn Narendra Chanchal's Demise

Narendra Chanchal

Narendra Chanchal

Narendra Chanchal's death has left many saddened. PM Narendra Modi, Lata Mangeshkar and Daler Mehndi mourned his demise on social media.

Veteran devotional singer Narendra Chanchal breathed his last on January 22 at the age of 80. The singer was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Delhi where he passed away on Friday afternoon. Chanchal was unwell lately and was undergoing treatment for the last three months, according to a report in Punjab Kesari. The popular singer specialized in religious songs of bhajans and hymns. The late singer was a successful name in Bollywood as well. He received his first Filmfare Best Male Playback Award for singing the song Beshak Mandir Masjid Todo in the 1993 film Bobby starring Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia.

Many have mourned the death of the late veteran singer. Among the first to pay tributes was renowned Indian singer and record producer, Daler Mehndi. Soon after the unfortunate news was out, the popular singer took to his Twitter handle and shared a post. He expressed deep sorrow that the iconic and loved singer left for his heavenly abode. Mehndi sent prayers for his soul to rest in peace and also gave heartfelt condolences to his family and fans.

On Twitter, ace cricketer Harbhajan Singh paid his last respects to Chanchal and also condoled his demise.

Actor Ranvir Shorey also expressed grief at the demise of the popular vocalist. The actor mentioned how Chanchal’s unique voice had the ability to pierce straight to a listener’s heart. He concluded saying his voice made the listening experience an emotional and spiritual one.

Sufi singer Master Saleem bid adieu to Chanchal with a special Twitter post.

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In addition to religious songs and bhajans, Chanchal was known for his performances at live events. Chanchal also penned and released his autobiography called The Midnight Singer - Narendra Chanchal: The Extraordinary Journey of an Extraordinary Man which narrates his life, journey, struggles and hardships leading to fame and achievements.