Hiralal Yadav, Padma Shri awardee Bhojpuri folk singer, passes away
Hiralal Yadav (93), the Padma Shri awardee Bhojpuri folk singer, has passed away in Chowkaghat, Varanasi on May 12, 2019. The veteran musician was from the ‘Birha’ genre, which revolves around the separation of a lover from his beloved. Hence, he was famously known as ‘Birha Samrat’. Yadav was felicitated with 2019 Padma Shri award, the country’s fourth highest civilian award. In 2015, he was honoured with Yash Bharti award by the Uttar Pradesh government for his contribution in the field of music.