Popular Bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal passed away on Friday, i.e. 22nd January 2021. He was 80.
The bhajan veteran breathed his last this morning at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in New Delhi, where he was admitted a few days back.
Narendra Chanchal is surely the first name that comes to mind when one thinks of Mata ka Jagran. His distinct voice had earned him great fame.
Not just in religious music, Chanchal had also won accolades in Bollywood. He had won the Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award for a Bollywood song ‘Beshak Mandir Masjid’ of the 1973 movie ‘Bobby’.
In March 2020, a video of Narendra Chanchal at a Holi function in Delhi’s Paharganj area had gone viral. In the video, the veteran devotional singer had sung a bhajan on coronavirus. The opening line of the song was – Dengue bhi aaya, swine flu bi aaya, Chikungunya ne shor machaya, Khabre ki ki ho na, O kitthon aaya corona, Maiya ji, kitthon aaya corona (There was dengue, there was swine flu. Chikungunya created some noise, too. All of it made news, but where did corona come from). Chanchal, in the song available on YouTube, underlined the significance of hand hygiene.