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Devotional singer Narendra Chanchal passes away aged 80; Daler Mehndi, Madhur Bhandarkar extend condolences

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Narendra Chanchal who was a singer of devotional songs and hymns passed away at the age of 80 on Friday, 22 January. Singer Daler Mehndi tweeted the tragic news on social media. Daler said that he was deeply saddened to learn that the iconic and loved singer passed away. He extended condolences to Narendra's family and fans.

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As reported by The Indian Express, Narendra won Filmfare Award for Best Male Singer for the 1973 Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia starrer film Bobby. He had won it for the song 'Beshak Mandir Masjid.' Narendra was born in Amritsar, Punjab in 1940. He was inspired to sing bhajans and other devotional songs because of his spiritual upbringing. He also gave his voice to the famous song Chalo Bulawa Aaya Hai from the 1983 film Avtaar. In 1974, he sang Mehngai Mar Gayi in the film Roti Kapda Aur Makan and Main Benaam Ho Gaya in the film Benaam. Apart from Daler, several others expressed their condolences on the demise of Narendra. Singer Master Saleem shared a photograph of the singer with him and bid Farewell to Narendra.

The director of the 2008 Priyanka Chopra starrer film Fashion Madhur Bhandarkar also expressed his condolences and said that Narendra will be remembered for his bhajans and Bollywood songs.

MLA from Maharashtra Aslam Shaikh was also saddened to hear about the demise of 'Bhajan Samrat.' He extended his condolences to the loved ones and fans of the singer.

Chef Sanjay Raina tweeted that the contribution of Narendra to Indian devotional and film music will always be remembered.

According to a report in the Times Now News, Narendra was admitted to New Delhi's Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals a few days ago because he was unwell. The singer passed away at the same hospital in the afternoon today.

The report adds that Narendra's video where he was singing a song about coronavirus had also gone viral in March 2020.

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