Renowned ghazal singer Bhupinder Singh 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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed anguish on the passing away of eminent singer and musician Bhupinder Singh. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, Bhupinder Singh has given memorable songs for decades and his works struck a chord with several people. The Prime Minister said, in this sad hour, his thoughts are with the family and admirers of Bhupinder Singh Ji.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur has expressed grief on the passing away of eminent singer Bhupinder Singh. In a tweet, Mr Thakur said, his medley of songs enthralled generations of music lovers and he will live on through his music in the hearts of his fans. He expressed condolences to the family and friends of Bhupinder Singh.
Several celebrities such as Ajay Devgn, Vishal Dadlani, and Shekhar Suman expressed their shock and grief at Singh’s passing away.
During his decades-long journey in the film industry, the singer came to be best known for songs like "Naam Gum Jayega", "Dil Dhoondta Hai", "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.
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.