Bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal died at a private hospital here on Friday following some health complications, sources said. He was 76, reports PTI.
Chanchal breathed his last at 12:15 pm at Apollo Hospital here, the sources said and added that he was admitted to the south Delhi hospital on November 27 and died after suffering from brain complications.
According to Sanjay Malik, who has been Narendra Chanchal’s concert organiser for the last 25 years, told Indian Express that he was not well for some time.
“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," he said.
Chanchal released his autobiography "Midnight Singer" in 2009, chronicling his life, from his early struggles and hardships to his achievements.
Condoling the singer's death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Chanchal had carved a unique place for himself in the field of devotional music with his voice.
In a tweet, the PM expressed his condolences to the singer's family and fans.
Singer Daler Mehndi, actor Manoj Bajpayee, actor Ranvir Shorey, music composer Vishal Dadlani were among the people who mourned Chanchal's death.
"Rest in peace Narendra Chanchal sahab!!! What a singer with such inspiring voice. Singing your songs now in your memory. God bless your soul with peace," Bajpayee tweeted.
"Saddened at the demise of vocalist Sh. Narendra Chanchal, singer of many iconic bhajans & Hindi film songs in history. His unique voice had the ability to pierce straight to a listener’s heart, making every listening experience an emotional & spiritual one. #RIP #respect," Shorey said.
Mehndi said he was saddened to learn that "iconic and most loved" Chanchal had died. In prayers for his soul to rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to his family and legions of fans. Dadlani said Chanchal will be remembered forever through his songs. I doubt anyone will ever walk up to Vaishnodevi without hearing his voice resounding through the hills.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar also mourned Chanchal's passing away and said the singer will be "remembered for his bhajans and some remarkable songs in Hindi films".
Chanchal was known for his religious songs and bhajans and has sung popular tracks like 'Chalo Bulava Aaya Hai' in late Rajesh Khanna starrer 'Avtaar' and 'Beshak Mandir Masjid Todo' in Rishi Kapoor's film 'Bobby' .
He won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Singer for 'Bobby'.