Legendary Singer Bhupinder Singh Passes Away At 82; Ajay Devgn, Mohit Chauhan Mourn His Demise

Renowned
ghazal
singer
Bhupinder
Singh,
known
for
crooning
classics
like
“Naam
Gum
Jayega”
and
“Dil
Dhoondta
Hai”,
died
on
Monday
due
to
suspected
colon
cancer
and
COVID-19-related
complications
at
a
city
hospital,
his
wife
Mitali
Singh
said.
He
was
82.

During
his
decades-long
journey
in
the
film
industry,
the
singer
came
to
be
best
known
for
songs
like
“Do
Diwane
Shehar
Mein”,
“Ek
Akela
is
Shehar
Mein”,
“Thodi
Si
Zameen
Thoda
Aasman”,
“Duniya
Chhute
Yaar
Na
Chhute”
and
“Karoge
Yaad
Toh”,
among
others.

According
to
Mitali
Singh,
herself
a
noted
singer,
the
veteran
artist
was
admitted
to
the
hospital
following
a
urine
infection,
wherein
he
was
diagnosed
with
COVID-19.

“He
was
admitted
to
the
hospital
eight
to
ten
days
ago
as
he
had
some
infection
in
the
urine.
After
tests
were
performed,
he
tested
positive
for
COVID-19.
He
passed
away
at
around
7.45
pm
due
to
suspected
colon
cancer
and
had
COVID-19,” Mitali
Singh
told
PTI.

The
Amritsar-born
singer
is
survived
by
his
Indian-Bangladeshi
wife
and
a
son.

“Bhupendra
Singhji
left
for
his
heavenly
abode
at
7.45
this
evening.
He
was
unwell
since
last
6
months.
The
cremation
will
take
place
at
12.30
am
(Monday
night)
at
Oshiwara
crematorium,”
said
the
family’s
spokesperson
in
a
late
night
statement.
In
his
five-decade-long
career,
Bhupinder
Singh
had
worked
with
the
biggest
names
of
the
music
industry,
from
Mohammed
Rafi,
RD
Burman,
Madan
Mohan,
Lata
Mangeshkar,
Asha
Bhosle,
Gulzar
to
Bappi
Lahiri,
among
others.

Bhupinder
Singh
began
his
career
working
in
the
All
India
Radio,
Delhi,
as
a
singer
and
musician.
Upon
being
spotted
by
composer
Madan
Mohan
during
one
of
the
All
India
Radio
parties,
he
was
called
to
Mumbai.

His
Bollywood
singing
debut
was
with
the
1964
Chetan
Anand
directorial,

Haqeeqat
,
where
he
sang
the
Mohan-composed
track
“Hoke
Majboor
Mujhe
Usne
Bulaya
Hoga” along
with
Mohammed
Rafi,
Talat
Mahmood
and
Manna
Dey.

Bhupinder
Singh
got
his
first
solo
track
two
years
later
with
“Rut
Jawan
Jawan
Raat
Mehrbaan”
in
the
Khayyam
composed
feature
film
“Aakhri
Khat”.

He
moved
away
from
active
playback
singing
in
the
1980s
after
he
got
married
to
singer
Mitali.
The
duo
routinely
collaborated
and
produced
private
albums.

Apart
from
playback
singing,
Bhupinder
Singh
was
also
the
guitarist
on
several
popular
tracks,
including
“Dum
Maaro
Dum”,
“Chura
Liya
Hai”,
“Chingari
Koi
Bhadke”
and
“Mehbooba
O
Mehbooba”,
among
others.

Maharashtra
Governor
Bhagat
Singh
Koshyari
and
Chief
Minister
Eknath
Shinde
expressed
grief
over
the
death
of
the
noted
singer.
In
his
condolence
message,
Koshyari
said,
“The
news
of
the
demise
of
veteran
playback
singer
Bhupinder
Singh
is
deeply
saddening.
Gifted
with
a
beautiful
voice,
Bhupinder
Singh
gave
us
some
of
the
most
memorable
songs
and
ghazals
His
soulful
music
will
live
on
for
many
more
years.”

“Heartfelt
condolences
to
Smt
Mitali
Singh
and
other
members
of
the
bereaved
family,”
said
the
Governor.

Shinde,
in
his
condolence
message,
said
Bhupinder
Singh
was
revered
by
millions
of
music
lovers.
“With
the
demise
of
Bhupinder
Singh,
we
have
lost
an
artist
whose
voice
was
revered
by
audiences.
“His
voice
made
several
ghazals
immortal
and
unforgettable.
His
songs
will
continue
to
resonate
in
the
minds
of
the
audiences,”
the
CM
said.

Deputy
Chief
Minister
Devendra
Fadnavis
said
the
veteran
artist
was
a
gifted
singer.
“Sad
to
hear
about
demise
of
veteran
playback
singer
Bhupinder
Singh.
With
his
gifted
voice
he
gave
us
many
memorable
songs.
His
contribution
in
the
field
of
music
will
be
remembered
forever.
My
deepest
condolences
to
his
family,
friends
and
fans,”
Fadnavis
said.
Bollywood
singers
and
musicians,
including
Harshdeep
Kaur,
Ankur
Tewari
and
Swanand
Kirkire
took
to
Twitter
to
mourn
the
loss.

Singer
Harshdeep
Kaur
took
to
Twitter
and
wrote,
“Extremely
sad
news…
Rest
in
Peace
Bhupinder
Ji.
A
huge
loss
to
the
world
of
music.”

“Oh
no!
RIP,”
Ankur
Tewari
wrote.
Bollywood
star
Ajay
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
🙏.”
Mohit
Chauhan’s
tweet
read,
“Devastated.
I
loved
this
man
to
bits.
What
a
singer!
What
a
voice!
What
a
master
guitar
player!!
Hindi
film
music
industry
will
never
have
another
#BhupinderSingh
RIP
Maestro.
Play
the
riff
up
there,
yet
again!”

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