|Died||22 January 2021 (aged 80)|
New Delhi, India
Narendra Chanchal (16 October 1940 – 22 January 2021) was an Indian singer who specialized in religious songs and hymns. Besides several bhajans, Chanchal had also sung songs in Hindi films as well. He was the singer of many iconic bhajans & Hindi film songs in history.
Some of the popular devotional songs sung by Narinder Chanchal include: Chalo Bulawa Aaya Hai, Tune Mujhe Bulaya Sherawaliye, Ambe Tu Hai Jagadambe Kali, Hanuman Chalisa, Sankat Mochan Naam Tiharo, Ram Se Bada Ram Ka Naam among others.
Chanchal was born in a religious Punjabi Hindu family in Namak Mandi, Amritsar on 16 October 1940. He grew up in a religious atmosphere which inspired him to start singing bhajans and aartis. He married Namrata Chanchal in 1976. He has 1 Daughter named Kapila Puri married to Hemant Puri & 2 Sons named Siddharth Chanchal & Mohit Chanchal. His Grandchildren are Aadya, Hemang, Arya, Kyra.
After years of struggle, Chanchal sang a Bollywood song Beshak Mandir Masjid for the 1973 film Bobby and won Filmfare Best Male Playback Award. He made a mark in the world of devotional songs. He also earned honorary citizenship of the US state of Georgia.
Chanchal has released a biography called Midnight Singer which narrates his life, struggles and hardships leading to achievements. He visited Katra Vaishno Devi every year on 29 December and performed on the last day of the year.
|Song||Film||Year released||Language||Additional information|
|"Beshak Mandir Masjid Todo"||Bobby||1973||Hindi||Won Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer|
|"main benaam ho gayaa.."||Benaam||1974||Hindi|
|"Baki Kuchh Bacha To Mahangayi Maar Gayi"||Roti Kapda Aur Makan||1974||Hindi||With Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh and Jani Babu|
|"MAIN HA JATT PUNJAB DA”||Dharam Jeet||1975||Punjabi||solo|
|"Vehrey Vich Vairi Vasde”||Yamla Jatt||1977||Punjabi||solo|
|"Fulla da banaia harr"||Jai Mata Di||1977||Punjabi||cameo appearance|
|Tu Ne Mujhe Bulaya||Aasha||1980||Hindi||With Mohammad Rafi|
|"Chalo Bulawa Aaya Hain Mata Ne Bulaya Hain"||Avtaar||1983||Hindi||With Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor|
|"Do Ghut Pila De Sakia"||Kala Suraj||1985||Hindi|
|"Huye Hain Kuchh Aise Wo Humse Paraye"||Anjaane||1994||Hindi||With Kumar Sanu and Sadhna Sargam|
- "Narendra Chanchal death: Bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal". The Times of India. 22 January 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
- "Narendra Chanchal Death: 'चलो बुलावा आया है' फेम सिंगर नरेंद्र चंचल का निधन, हर ���ाल जाते थे वैष्णों देवी". abplive.com. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
- "Singer Narendra Chanchal passes away". The Indian Express. New Delhi. 22 January 2021.
- "Bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal dies at 80". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 22 January 2021.