Bhupinder Singh, the iconic singer, who gave classics such as Naam Gum Jayega and Dil Dhoondta Hai among others have died at the age of 82. The renowned singer’s wife, Mithali Singh, said that he was suffering from suspected colon cancer and Covid-19 related complications.
During his prime days, Bhupinder Singh lent his voice to many classics such as Do Diwane Shehar Mein, Ek Akela is Shehar Mein, Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Aasman, Duniya Chhute Yaar Na Chhute and Karoge Yaad Toh. Many of his popular tracks were with late Lata Mangeshkar, who too passed away this year.
Mithali Singh, who herself is a singer, said that her husband had to be admitted to a hospital for the treatment of a urine infection. While in hospital, news agency PTI reported, Singh was diagnosed with Covid-19. Bhupinder Singh passed away at around 7.45 PM on Monday evening.
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Aside from working with Lata Mangeshkar, Bhupinder Singh also worked with other big names such as Mohammed Rafi, RD Burman, Madan Mohan, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Gulzar and Bappi Lahiri.
Reacting to his death, PM Narendra Modi tweeted, “Anguished by the passing away of Shri Bhupinder Singh Ji, who has given memorable songs for decades. His works struck a chord with several people. In this sad hour, my thoughts are with his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”
Singer Harshdeep Kaur tweeted, “Extremely sad news… Rest in Peace Bhupinder Ji 🙏🏼 A huge loss to the world of music.”
Actor Ahay Devgn tweeted, “Deeply saddened about the demise of Bhupinder ji. His voice brought joy to millions and had an uniqueness.
Condolences to his family. RIP Bhupinder Ji. 🕉 Shanti 🙏”
The late singer began his career from All India Radio in Delhi. It was composer Madan Mohan, who spotted his talent and advised him to travel to Mumbai, the home of BoBollywood.