Popular bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal passed away on Friday in Delhi. He was 80.

Sanjay Malik, who was Narendra Chanchal’s concert organiser for the last 25 years, said the iconic Bhajan singer died at around 12 pm due to age-related issues. He shared with indianexpress.com, “His health hadn’t been well for some time now. He had been admitted to the Apollo Hospital for two months. He had fallen quite weak. He breathed his last today.”

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.

PM Narendra Modi shared his condolences on Twitter. He expressed his grief and praised Chanchal’s contribution in the arts.

Actor Manoj Bajpayee shared on Twitter, “Rest in peace #NarendraChanchal sahab !!! What a singer with such inspiring voice.singing your songs now in your memory.god bless you soul with peace!!”

Singer-composer Vishal Dadlani shared on Twitter, “Shri #NarendraChanchal ji will be remembered forever through the songs he sang. I doubt anyone will ever walk up to Vaishnodevi without hearing his voice resounding through the hills.”

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.”

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