Bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal passed away on Friday in a Delhi hospital. Chanchal, who is known for his acclaimed hymns and religious song, breathed his last today afternoon at 12:15 pm. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to offer his condolences to Chanchal's family and fans.
The Prime Minister wrote on Twitter, "Extremely saddened to hear the news of Narendra Chanchal ji's death. He made a mark in the world of devotional songs. My condolences to his 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 ओजपूर्ण आवाज से विशिष्ट पहचान बनाई। शोक की इस घड़ी में मेरी संवेदनाएं उनके परिजनों और प्रशंसकों के साथ हैं। ओम् शांति!- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 22, 2021
Chanchal, 80, had been admitted to the hospital since November 27 and stayed there as his condition kept worsening. Besides, popular bhajans, he had also sung a few songs for Bollywood movies. Perhaps, his most well-known song is 'Beshan Mandir Masjid' used in the film Bobby, for which he won an award in 1973.
Ministry of Culture, on Twitter, also offered its condolences to Chanchal's family. The ministry wrote, "Heartfelt condolences to the departed soul & strength to the family members in this hour of bereavement."
Extremely saddened to learn the unfortunate demise of Veteran singer Narendra Chanchal known for his religious songs and bhajans. Heartfelt condolences to the departed soul & strength to the family members in this hour of bereavement. pic.twitter.com/XqtRT5Jwg6- Ministry of Culture (@MinOfCultureGoI) January 22, 2021
Apart from the Prime Minister, other celebrities also took to Twitter to offer condolences to Chanchal's family and fans. Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeskar wrote, "I just came to know that a very talented singer, a devotee of Matarani, Narendra Chanchal Ji died today. I was very sad to hear this. He was a very good person, may God give peace to his soul. I offer humble tribute to him."
मुझे अभी पता चला की बहुत गुणी गायक, मातारानी के भक्त नरेंद्र चंचल जी का आज स्वर्गवास हुआ. ये सुनके मुझे बहुत दुख हुआ.वो बहुत अच्छे इंसान थे,ईश्वर उनकी आत्मा को शांति प्रदान करें.मैं उनको विनम्र श्रद्धांजली अर्पण करती हूँ.- Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) January 22, 2021
Bollywood director Madhur Bhandarkar wrote, "Saddened to hear demise of singer Narendra Chanchal ji , He will be remembered for his bhajans and some remarkable songs in Hindi films, my heartfelt condolences to his admirers and family."
Saddened to hear demise of Singer #NarendraChanchal ji , He will be remembered for his bhajans and some remarkable songs in Hindi films, My heartfelt condolences to his admirers and family. Om Shanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/b4wpKfb17i- Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) January 22, 2021
Condolences weren't just coming from the entertainment industry. Cricketer Harbhajan Singh 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."
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