The iconic Bhajan singer, Narendra Chanchal has passed away few hours ago in the Apollo Hospital after 2 months of struggle with life and death.
He was admitted in hospital 2 months ago due to health issues. The legend died at the age of 80. Cricket star Harbhajan paid condolences to Narendra Chanchal’s family and said he was deeply saddened to hear the news.
Journey To The Heavenly Abode
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 🙏🙏
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 22, 2021
Soon after Bhajji tweeted, the news surfaces on the twitter and everyone be it singer Jaspreet Sharma, Daler Mehndi, and other paid heartfelt condolences and remembered him for his contribution to the music industry.
His voice has touched the hearts of every Indian and through his bhajan #NarendraChanchal would stay alive forever. Chalo Bulawa Aaya Hai is one of the most popular religious song that is played widely in Durga Puja.
Apart from singing bhajan, he gave his voice to Bollywood movies as well. The popular movie Bobby starring Rishi Kapoor and Dimple has Narendra’s voice in the song” Beshak Mandir Masjid.” For the song, he won Best Male Playback Singer Award as well.
Corona Bhajan “Kitthon Aya Corona”
Not just this, Narendra Chanchal was known for his humour and creativity. During the early time of corona when the world was struggling to know the origin of virus, Narendra wrote a song and called it as bhajan on coronavirus.
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The song went viral and garnered huge attention and appreciation. Who knew that this was the last time we were hearing his distinct voice.
The kind of power and connection his voice had surely God would have loved him so much. Every year, he used to perform in Vaishno Devi on December 29 that shows he was truly a devotee of Mata Ji.
He gained this talent from his mother who used to sing in jagran. Once he said in an interview with HT that,
“I followed my mother into jagran singing. People would sit on daris (mats) then and just leave us a garland or two or a rupee in appreciation at the end. Dheere dheere malaein badhne lagi aur notes bhi.”
He struggled a lot to reach this position and his hardships are mentioned in Midnight Singer, an autobiography on him.
Narendra Chanchal took the Bhajan culture to the great heights not in the country but also in the world. Georgia honoured him with the citizenship as well.
On 22nd January, Narendra Chanchal died due to cardiac arrest. May his soul rest in peace.