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Renowned Ghazal Singer Bhupinder Singh Dies At 82

In his five-decade-long career, Bhupinder Singh had worked with the biggest names of the music industry, from Mohammed Rafi to Lata Mangeshkar.

Mumbai: 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 long term journey in the film industry, the singer came to be most popular for tunes 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.

As indicated by Mitali Singh, herself a prominent singer, the veteran craftsman was confessed to the clinic following a pee contamination, wherein he was determined to have COVID-19.

“He was confessed to the medical clinic eight to ten days prior as he had some contamination in the pee. After tests were performed, he tried positive for COVID-19. He died at around 7.45 pm because of thought colon malignant growth and had COVID-19,” Mitali Singh told PTI.

The Amritsar-conceived singer is made due by his Indian-Bangladeshi spouse and a child.

In his five-very long term profession, Bhupinder Singh had worked with the greatest names of the music business, from Mohammed Rafi, RD Burman, Madan Mohan, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Gulzar to Bappi Lahiri, among others.

Bhupinder Singh started his vocation working in the All India Radio, Delhi, as a singer and performer. After being spotted by author Madan Mohan during one of the All India Radio gatherings, he was called to Mumbai.

His Bollywood singing introduction was with the 1964 Chetan Anand executive “Haqeeqat”, where he sang the Mohan-made track “Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bulaya Hoga” alongside Mohammed Rafi, Talat Mahmood and Manna Dey.

Bhupinder Singh got his most memorable performance track two years after the fact with “Trench Jawan Raat Mehrbaan” in the Khayyam made highlight film “Aakhri Khat”.

He got away from dynamic playback singing during the 1980s after he got hitched to artist Mitali. The couple regularly teamed up and delivered private collections.

Aside from playback singing, Bhupinder Singh was likewise the guitarist on a few well known tracks, including “Dum Maaro Dum”, “Chura Liya Hai”, “Chingari Koi Bhadke” and “Mehbooba O Mehbooba”, among others.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde expressed grief over the death of the noted singer and said his voice was revered by millions of music lovers.

Mr Shinde, in his sympathy message, said, “With the end of Bhupinder Singh, we have lost a craftsman whose voice was adored by crowds.” “His voice made a few ghazals eternal and remarkable. His melodies will keep on reverberating in the personalities of the crowds,” the CM said.

Bollywood artists and performers, including Harshdeep Kaur, Ankur Tewari and Swanand Kirkire took to Twitter to grieve the misfortune.

Singer Harshdeep Kaur took to Twitter and expressed, “Very miserable news… Rest in Peace Bhupinder Ji. A gigantic misfortune to the universe of music.” “Goodness! Tear,” Ankur Tewari composed.