Legendary Ghazal singer Bhupinder Singh passes away; PM Modi along with many condoled his death

Bhupinder Singh was unwell for the past six months and left for his heavenly abode on Monday at 7.45 pm. According to his wife Mithali Singh, who is herself a well-known singer, the veteran artist was admitted to the hospital following a urinary infection, in which she was diagnosed with Covid-19.

“He was admitted to the hospital eight to ten days ago as he had some urinary infection. After being tested, he tested positive for coronavirus. He died at around 7.45 pm due to suspected colon cancer and was It was Covid-19,” Mithali Singh told news agency.

Born in Amritsar, the singer is survived by his Indo-Bangladeshi wife and a son.

Bhupinder Singh worked with Mohammad Rafi, RD Burman, Lata Mangeshkar, Bappi Lahiri

In his five-decade long career, Bhupinder Singh had worked with many renowned names in the music industry including Mohammad Rafi, RD Burman, Madan Mohan, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Gulzar and Bappi Lahiri.

He was known for songs like “Do Deewane Shahar Mein”, “Ek Akele Iss Sheher Mein”, “Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Aasam”, “Duniya Chhote Yaar Na Chote” and “Karoge Yaad Toh”.

Bhupinder Singh started his career working as a singer and composer at All India Radio, Delhi. On being spotted by musician Madan Mohan during one of the All India Radio parties, he was called to Mumbai. Her Bollywood singing debut was with the 1964 Chetan Anand directorial “Haqeeqat”, where she sang the Mohan-composed track “Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usche Bula Hoga” with Mohammed Rafi, Talat Mehmood and Manna Dey.

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

He moved away from active playback singing in the 1980s after marrying singer Mithali. The two collaborated regularly and produced private albums.

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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (July 18, 2022) condoled the death of suspected colon cancer and complications related to COVID-19 at a hospital in Mumbai. Bhupinder Singh passed away at the age of 82 and was known for classics like “Naam Gham Jayega” and “Dil Dhundtha Hai”.

“Saddened by the passing of Mr. Bhupinder Singh ji who has delivered memorable songs for decades. His compositions struck a chord with many. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with his family and fans. Om Shanti,” PM Modi tweeted.