RAHIM YAR KHAN: famous Seraiki folk singer from Cholistan Krishan Lal Bheel passed away in Rahim Yar Khan.
A 60-year-old singer was hospitalised five days ago as he was suffering from serious kidney complications.
Bheel was under treatment for his kidney disease at the Shaikh Zayed Hospital in Rahim Yar Khan where he was looked after well. Recently, he was discharged from the hospital but had to be brought back to the hospital some days back.
According to the deceased son, He breathed his last at a hospital at around 3: 00 am on Thursday and his last rites were performed on the outskirts of Rahim Yar Khan today.
Krishan Lal Bheel had a unique voice and was considered an embodiment of the musical traditions of Cholistan and received scores of awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from Lok Virsa.
He generally sang in his native language Marwari dialect of Rajasthani however he had also command in Sindhi, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Seraiki as well.He started singing in the 1970s.
He had received the President’s Pride of Performance Award and was a constant feature in Lok Mela at the Lok Virsa, Islamabad, Rafi Peer Mystic Music Sufi Festival, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and Alhamra Arts Council. He had performed in many countries of the world.
CM Usman Buzdar has expressed a deep sorrow over the death of Bheel and extended sympathies to the bereaved family.
According to a press release by the National History and Literary Heritage Division, Federal Minister for Education, National Heritage and Culture Shafqat Mehmood expressed his sorrow over the death of Bheel.
He called his family, talked to his brother, Sukhdev, and inquired about Bheel’s two children, Shambu Lal and Shubna Devi.
Shafqat Mahmood offered Rs 500,000 for the children of the late singer and his team of musicians and dancers.