Lakhwinder Wadali



Born on 20 April 1978 in Guru ki Wadali village of Punjab, Shri Lakhwinder Wadali belongs to the famous Wadali family of Patiala Gharana, Punjab. He trained extensively in the art of singing folk music under the guidance of his father Shri Puran Chand Wadali and uncle Shri Piyare Lal Wadali.
Among the leading folk and Sufi singers of his generation, Shri Lakhwinder Wadali 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 the 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 and Mohit Chauhan. Shri Wadali has performed widely in the country and abroad.
For his dedicated work in preserving and promoting Punjabi folk music, Shri Lakhwinder Wadali 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 given by Canadian Government in Toronto, Canada (2009), and the Hamdard Award (2013).
Shri Lakhwinder Wadali is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2012 for his notable talent in the field of folk music of Punjab.