Padma Shri awardee Bhojpuri singer Hiralal Yadav passes away at the age of 93 in Varanasi on Sunday.
According to reports, Yadav was unwell for several months and was admitted to a private hospital where he died this morning.
He was a well known Bhojpuri folk singer from the ‘Birha’ genre, which revolves around the separation of a lover from his beloved.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Yadav over the phone just two days back and enquired about his health condition. This year in January, Yadav received a Padma Shri award, the country’s fourth highest civilian award.
He was also given Yash Bharti award for his contribution in the field of music in 2015.