The Legendary Wadali Brothers are Sufi singers and musicians from Guru Ki Wadali. The Wadali Brothers sing in the Gurbani, Kafi, ghazal and bhajan genres of music. They live in their ancestral house in Guru Ki Wadali and teach music to those who promise to preserve it. They do not charge their disciples and lead a very simple life devoted to the divine one.
The Legendary Wadalis (Padma Shri Ustad Puran Chand Wadali & Lakhwinder Wadali). are Great Sufi Singers from Mohali.
By now, PADMA SHRI USTAD PURAN CHAND WADALI JI needs no introductions. For those familiar with the trends and artists of the music world. Especially Usta Puran Chand Wadali JI associated with the Sufi style of singing.
Ustad Puran Chand Wadali Ji the Sufi singer & musician from Village “GURU KI WADALI”. The Birth Place Of Dhan Dhan Shree Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, Amritsar, Punjab, India.
Ustad Puran Chand Wadali Ji was Born into the fifth generation of musicians. Given to singing the messages of Sufi saints, Ustad Puran Chand Wadali Ji. Dabbled in the most unexpected of professions before they became Sufi Singer. While Ustad Puranchand Wadali Ji was a regular in an “Akhaara”(wrestling house) for 25 years.
Though neither of them Ustad Puran Chand Wadali Ji went to school for any formal education. Ustad Puran Chand Wadali Ji comes to occupy the position of master in the music world. Because of their dedicated approach to learning and understanding great Indian classical music. Which runs in their blood, their father Ustad Shri Thakur Dass Ji, forced Ustad Puranchand Wadali into music.
Ustad Puran Chand Wadali Ji studied music from celebrated masters like Ustad Pandit Shri Durga Dass Ji of the Patiala Gharana.
Humility is their hallmark unlike in the case of many other artists. Their first musical performance outside their village was in Harballabh Temple in Jalandhar. Ustad Puran Chand Wadali Ji went to Jalandhar to perform at the Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan. But we’re not allowed to sing because their appearance did not pass muster. Disappointed, they decided to make a musical offering at the Sangeet Sammelan Jalandhar. Where an executive of All India Radio, Jalandhar, spotted them and recorded their first song.
Ustad Puran Chand Wadali Ji sings in the Gurbani, kaafi, ghazal and bhajan genres of music. They live in their ancestral house in Guru ki Wadali and teach music to those who promise to preserve it. They do not charge their disciples and lead a very simple life devoted to the divine one.
Ustad Puran Chand Wadali Ji was able to perceive the significance behind his voice which was different from that of other singers. Encouraged by the interest shown by his listeners. Ustad Puran Chand Wadali Ji believed in the Sufi tradition.
They consider themselves as a medium through which the preaching of great saints has to be passed on to others. They have never indulged and they have only a handful of recordings to their name (from live concerts). Ustad Puran Chand Wadali Ji believes in singing as a homage to the divine one.
Ustad Puran Chand Wadali JI does not feel very comfortable using electronic gadgets in their music and stresses Alaap and Taans. They believe that spiritual heights can only be attained if you sing, in a free atmosphere.
They are particularly at ease in presenting the verses of Baba Farid Sahib, and Baba Bulle Shah. Shah Hussain, and Shiv Kumar Batalvi, besides folk tales associated with Sassi-Punnu. Laila-Majnu, Jung, Heer-Ranjha, etc.
The utterances of Sufi Fakirs like Amir Khusrou Sahib and others are a fact of their music.
Ustad Puran Chand Wadali Ji attended many other Cultural Programmes in the United States Of America. the United Kingdom, Canada, Pakistan, Dubai, Singapore, and several other countries.
Recently they stepped into the world of Bollywood music. rendering music director and writer Gulzar’s soulful lyrics in their unique style in the film PINJAR. DHOOP, TANU weds MANU, MAUSAM, HAWAIZAADA, TEENA KI CHABI, CLASSMATE and many more Films.
Govt. Of India & Late Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam former President Of India Honored Ustad Puran Chand Wadali Ji With the “PADMA AWARD” in the year 2005.
LAKHWINDER WADALI JI Lakhwinder Wadali Ji Born on 20 April 1978 in Guru ki Wadali village of Amritsar. Lakhwinder Wadali Ji belongs to the famous Wadali family (Wadali Brothers) of Patiala Gharana, Punjab.
He trained in the art of singing folk music under the guidance of his father. Padma Shree Ustad Puran Chand Wadali Ji & uncle Ustad Shri Piyare Lal Wadali Ji (Well Known As Wadali Brothers). Among the leading folk & Sufi singers of his generation. Lakhwinder Wadali Ji has evolved an individual style in his presentation and has gained wide popularity. His style of singing combines a fine blend of classical and contemporary music. Alaaps and Taans are vital aspects of his music.
He has performed with many eminent musicians such as Himesh Reshamia, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Shanker Mahadevan, Mikka Singh, Shan, Shreya Ghoushal, Ila Arun, Anand Raj Anand and Mohit Chauhan. Lakhwinder Wadali has performed in the country and abroad.
The foremost exponents of Punjabi Sufiana qalam, Lakhwinder Wadali Ji. Have a diverse repertoire and excel in singing Sufiana qalaam by Baba Bulleh ShahJ. Shah Hussain Ji, Baba Farid Ji, Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Sultan Bahu Ji. The rich gayaki of the Patiala gharana is evident in their soulful singing.
For his dedicated work in preserving and promoting Punjabi folk music. Lakhwinder Wadali Ji has been honoured with several awards including. the PTC Channel Punjabi Music Award for “Best Debut Album” by PTC Channel Punjabi (2005). the “Best Sufi Singer of Punjab” conferred by Watno Dur Channel in Vancouver, Canada (2005). the PTC Channel Punjabi Music Award for “Best Sufi Song” awarded by PTC Channel Punjabi (2007). the Best Singer Award is given by the Canadian Government in Toronto, Canada (2009), and the Hamdard Award (2013).
Lakhwinder Wadali Ji is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi (Govt. Of India) for the year 2012 for his notable talent in the field of folk music of Punjab.