Eminent folksinger Deshraj Pateriya passed away on September 5. He died after reportedly suffering a heart attack. He was 67.
Deshraj Pateriya, celebrated as the pride of Bundelkhand, was among the most eminent and oldest names in Bundeli folk music. He breathed his last at his residence in Madhya Pradesh.
The renowned singer is credit for popularising Bundeli folk music across the country. He made his mark in foreign countries as well. He played an important role in making Bundeli folk songs distinct through radio.
A wave of mourning spread among city dwellers including Bundeli folk singers after his demise.
Deshraj Pateriya was born in a village near Nowgong town of Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh.