Mumbai: Ghazal singer Bhupinder Singh, known for songs like ‘Naam Gum Jayega’, ‘Dil Dhoonta Hai’, died at a Mumbai hospital on Monday night. His wife Mithali Singh gave this information. He was 82 years old. 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.
Taking to Twitter, Bollywood Actor Ajay Devgan wrote in the tweet that, “Deeply saddened by the demise of Bhupinder ji. His voice brought joy to millions and he had a different depth. Prayers of his family. RIP Bhupendra G. om Shanti,”
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 🙏 pic.twitter.com/IAvtJf0ZF8
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) July 18, 2022
Takingi to Twitter, Lyricist Vishal, while remembering the golden era of Bhupendra Singh and Lata Mangeshkar, wrote that their voice is their identity, and we will always remember them.
In memoriam #BhupinderSingh ji.
A with a voice from a gentler time.
Unki awaaz hi pehchaan hai, aur hamesha yaad rahegi. pic.twitter.com/JilqT43XaE
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— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) July 18, 2022
Taking to Twitter, Madhur Bhandarkar writes that it is sad to hear the news of the demise of great singer Bhupendra Singh ji. Had the privilege of working with him in our National Award winning film Traffic Signal. My prayers to his family members and fans #Omshanti
Saddened to hear the demise of Legendary Singer Bhupinder Singh ji. Was fortunate enough to work with him in our National Award winning film #TrafficSignal. My heartfelt condolences to his family members & admirers. #OmShanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/nFW6vQb0is
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) July 18, 2022
Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes that I am saddened by the demise of Shri Bhupinder Singh ji, who gave memorable songs for decades. His work influenced many people. My condolences and prayers are with his family and fans in this time of sorrow. om Shanti.
Anguished by the passing away of Shri Bhupinder Singh Ji, who has given memorable songs for decades. His works struck a chord with several people. In this sad hour, my thoughts are with his family and admirers. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 18, 2022
Taking to Twitter, Singer Mohit Chauhan writes that Devasted. I loved Bhupendra ji very much, what a singer! What a sound! What a master guitar player! The Hindi film music industry can no longer get this kind of singer back. Rest in Peace.
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! pic.twitter.com/VeFR1C1b0w
— Mohit Chauhan (@_MohitChauhan) July 18, 2022
According to the report, veteran singer Bhupinder Singh’s wife Mitali Singh said, “He was suffering from several health complications, including urinary issues since some time.” Also, his wife told a website that he had a colon infection. she also said that he died due to suspected colon cancer and COVID-19-related complications at a Mumbai hospital. The late singer’s wife Mitali Singh and son Amandeep Singh released a statement that read, “Bhupendra Singhji left for his heavenly abode at 7.45 pm this evening he was unwell since last 6 months. The cremation will take place at 12.30 am at Oshiwara crematorium.”
He started 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”.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.
Veteran singer Bhupinder Singh’s father Professor Natha Singh was also a great musician. Bhupendra Singh was born on 6 February 1940 in Amritsar, Punjab. In the early days of his career, Bhupendra used to give his offers on All India Radio. It is said that he got fame from the song ‘Woh Jo Shahar Tha’ written by Gulzar from a film released in 1978. Bhupendra married Bengali singer Mithali Mukherjee in 1980. This couple has no children. 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.