Chanchal breathed his last at 12:15 pm at Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, the sources told PTI.
He was admitted to the south Delhi hospital on November 27 and died after suffering from brain complications, they said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed anguish at the death of noted 'bhajan' singer, and said that he had carved a unique place for himself in the sphere of devotional song singing.
In a tweet, Modi expressed his condolences to the singer's family and fans.
लोकप्रिय भजन गायक नरेंद्र चंचल जी के निधन के समाचार से अत्यंत दुख हुआ है। उन्होंने भजन गायन की दुनिया में अपनी ओजपू… https://t.co/njxoA6I72z— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1611309469000
Soon after PM Modi's tweet, the Ministry of Culture also put out a tribute for the singer.
Extremely saddened to learn the unfortunate demise of Veteran singer Narendra Chanchal known for his religious song… https://t.co/iD2N3P9VAj— Ministry of Culture (@MinOfCultureGoI) 1611311296000
Music composer Vishal Dadlani said that the Chanchal 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," his post read.
Shri #NarendraChanchal ji will be remembered forever through the songs he sang. I doubt anyone will ever walk up to… https://t.co/p9QtLj93BB— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) 1611311362000
In an identical post, former cricketer Harbhajan Singh and singer-songwriter Daler Mehndi said that they were deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Chanchal. "In prayers for his soul to rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to his family," the duo wrote.
Deeply saddened to learn that iconic and most loved #NarendraChanchal ji has left us for the heavenly abode. In pra… https://t.co/xHoVdmh2gF— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 1611305719000
Deeply saddened to learn that iconic and most loved #NarendraChanchal ji has left us for the heavenly abode. In p… https://t.co/fyGSJv0GPP— Daler Mehndi (@dalermehndi) 1611304637000
In his tribute, director Madhur Bhandarkar said that the singer will always be remembered for his bhajans and some remarkable songs in Hindi films.
Saddened to hear demise of Singer #NarendraChanchal ji , He will be remembered for his bhajans and some remarkable… https://t.co/kkXr4DoPtE— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) 1611308710000
Actor Ranvir Shorey said that Chanchal's "unique voice had the ability to pierce straight to a listener’s heart, making every listening experience an emotional and spiritual one".
Saddened at the demise of vocalist Sh. Narendra Chanchal, singer of many iconic bhajans & Hindi film songs in histo… https://t.co/NbtI4vPXMF— Ranvir Shorey (@RanvirShorey) 1611307346000
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2 Comments on this Story
Sandeep Raghav43 days ago
pl report his age correctly. pl see post of ministry of culture
Ravie Gupta43 days ago