Lakhwinder Wadali

Lakhwinder Wadali belongs to the famed Wadali Brothers family of the Patiala gharana of Punjab. He trained extensively under the guidance of his father Padma Shri Ustad Puran Chand Wadali ji and uncle Ustad Shri S. Piyare Lal Wadali ji, known as the Wadali Brothers. Among the leading folk and Sufi singers of his generation, Lakhwinder Wadali has evolved an individual style in his presentation; his style of singing combines a fine blend of classical and contemporary music. He has performed with many eminent musicians such as Himesh Reshamiya, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shanker Mahadevan, Mikka Singh, Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal, Ila Arun, Anand Raj Anand and Mohit Chauhan. A foremost exponent of Punjabi Sufiana Qalam, Lakhwinder Wadali ji has a diverse repertoire and sings Sufiana Qalaam by Baba Bulleh Shah, Shah Hussain, Baba Farid, Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Sultan Bahu. He has been honoured with several awards including the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of the Sangeet Natak Akademi for his notable talent in the field of folk music of Punjab.