New Delhi, July 18 Veteran playback singer Bhupinder Singh, popularly known for his songs ‘Naam gum jayega’ and ‘Dil Dhoondta Hai’ among others, passed away at a hospital in Mumbai on Monday evening, following prolonged illness.
He was 82.
Confirming the news of his demise, singer Vishal Dadlani in a tweet wrote, “In memoriam #BhupinderSingh ji. A with a voice from a gentler time. Tragically poetic that he should follow Lataji, as he did so beautifully in the song #NaamGumJaayega composed by #RDBurman and written by Gulzarsaab. Unki awaaz hi pehchaan hai, aur hamesha yaad rahegi.”
Singh was a ghazal singer, married to Indian-Bangladeshi singer Mitali Singh.
He had sung some popular duets with Kishore Kumar and Mohammed Rafi. He also sang the song ‘Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bulaya Hoga’ with Mohammed Rafi, Talat Mahmood and Manna Dey in Chetan Anand’s Haqeeqat.
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari expressed deep grief over the demise of the veteran singer.
“The news of the demise of veteran playback singer Bhupinder Singh is deeply saddening.Gifted with a beautiful voice Bhupinder Singh gave us some of the most memorable songs and gazals. His soulful music will live on for many more years,” the Governor tweeted.
He also expressed his heartfelt condolences to Bhupender’s wife Mitali Singh and other members of the bereaved family.