Punjabi Sufi singer Ustad Pyarelal Wadali dies


Amritsar, Punjabi Sufi singer Ustad Pyarelal Wadali, younger brother of Ustad Puran Chand Wadali (Wadali brothers), died in Amritsar on Friday morning. He was 75. He breathed his last at Fortis Escorts Hospital in Amritsar, where he was admitted on Thursday after suffering a brain stroke. Wadali Brothers, who hail from a village near Amritsar, are famous for their Punjabi Sufi music. The duo began performing at Harballah temple in Jalandhar. They are adept in various styles of singing, including Kaafian, ghazal and bhajan. The Wadali Brothers, famous for their Bollywood songs such as Aye Rangrez Mere (Tanu Weds Manu; 2011) and Ik Tu Hi Tu Hi (Mausam; 2011), have carried on the legacy of famous poets, such as Bulle Shah, Kabir, Amir Khusro and Surdas, for years.