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Bhajan King of India, Narendra Chanchal passes away at 80

Apart from performing at live events for a large part of his career, Chanchal’s songs like “Chalo Bulava Aaya Hai” from Avtaar and “Beshak Mandir Masjid Todo” from Bobby became immensely popular.

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Popular bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal passed away on Friday in Delhi. He was 80. The singer breathed his last around 12:15 pm at Apollo hospital in Delhi. He was unwell for the past three 

Besides several popular bhajans, Chanchal had also lent his voice to Hindi film songs. He had a special place among popular bhajan singers in India. Not just in Punjab, he was recognised for his singing in almost all of north India. His jagratas had a craze of their own with listeners flocking to his performances.

Chanchal was known for his religious songs and bhajans. Apart from performing at live events for a large part of his career, Chanchal’s songs like “Chalo Bulava Aaya Hai” from Avtaar and “Beshak Mandir Masjid Todo” from Bobby became immensely popular. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Singer for Bobby.

Singer Daler Mehndi shared the news of his death on Twitter and wrote, “Deeply saddened to learn that iconic and most loved #NarendraChanchal ji has left us for the heavenly abode. In prayers for his soul to rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to his family and legions of fans.”

“Deeply saddened to learn that iconic and most loved #NarendraChanchal ji has left us for the heavenly abode. In prayers for his soul to rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to his family", tweeted Crickter Harbhajan Singh.

Singer Jaspreet ‘Jazim’ Sharma wrote on Instagram, “Rest in peace #narendrachanchal Sahab. You will be always alive for your contribution in Mŭsîc. May the departed soul rest in peace.”



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