Veteran singer Bhupinder Singh died on Monday at a hospital in Mumbai aged 82 years, confirmed his wife Mitali Singh to PTI.
Bhupinder Singh has sung several hit classics over the years such as Do Deewane Shaher Mein, Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bulaya Hoga, Aane Se Uske Aaye Bahar, Kisi Nazar Ko Tera Intezar Aaj Bhi Hai, Beeti Na Beetai Raina, Dil Dhoondta Hai, Naam Gum Jayega, Ek Akela Is Shaher Mein, Huzoor Is Kadar bhi na Itra ke Chaliye.
“He passed away on Monday and the funeral will be held mostly on Tuesday. He had a colon ailment,” his wife was quoted by Indian Express as saying.
The report also quoted the director of Citicare Asia hospital Dr. Deepak Namjoshi as saying, “Bhupinderji was admitted ten days back to our hospital. He had an infection. We had strong suspicion that he had Colon ailment and we were doing investigations. In the same time, he got Covid-19. His condition worsened on Monday morning and we had to put him on a ventilator. He got a cardiac arrest and passed away at 7:45 pm.”
It may be noted that Singh was born in Punjab’s Amritsar and had learnt to play the guitar and violin. He sang several duets with Kishore Kumar and Mohammad Rafi.
Speaking to Hindustan Times in 2016, Singh had said, “Since there was always so much music at home, I didn’t want to do anything that was related to it. My father, Nathaa Singh, was a music professor in Amritsar, Punjab. My older brothers were instrumentalists. As a teenager, I thought I won’t be respected if I become a musician, and that I wouldn’t have a career in music. So, I gave up singing. I picked up the Hawaiian guitar instead, and started playing the most difficult film songs and classical music on it. I think I started singing again due to the guitar.”