Mumbai, dt. 19 July 2022, Tuesday
In a news that shocked the music lovers of the country and the world, well-known playback singer and ghazal singer Bhupinder Singh passed away in Mumbai late this evening after a long illness.
The dark and hoarse voice owner breathed his last in Mumbai after a long illness: shock to millions of fans
Bhupinder Singh, who lent his voice to many popular and evergreen songs of Hindi cinema and private albums including ghazals with a dark and hollow voice, turned 82 tonight. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Andheri, Mumbai at 7.45 am. It was Mithali, his wife and colleague on the trip to Sooro, who broke the painful news.
His songs like Karoge Yaad To Har Baat Yaad Ayegi, Naam Gum Jayega Meri Awaaz Meri Pahchan Hai have been in the hearts of music lovers for decades.
Mithali Singh said that her health had deteriorated for ten days. He was admitted to a private hospital in Andheri. He was put on ventilator as his condition became critical due to complications including colon. Where he died at quarter to eight in the night due to heart failure. His last rites will be performed tomorrow.
Born in Amritsar, Punjab, Bhupinder Singh inherited music from his father. He started his career at All India Radio. Also gave programs in Delhi Doordarshan. In 1962, musician Madanmohan heard him playing the guitar. He was invited to come to Mumbai and in the film Hakakit, Hawk gave Majboor Muje Usan a chance to sing the song Bulaya Hoga with Mohammad Rafi, Mannana Dey and Talat Mehmood. Khayyam gave him a solo song opportunity in Rit Jawan. After that he got a chance to sing many memorable songs in playback singing in Bollywood. He also gave many memorable compositions in Gujarati Ghazals and Sugam Sangeet. Alone Jawana Manwa..Alone Jawana is his memorable song. Bhupinder Singh may have sung less number of songs than other playback singers but the number of songs he has sung are all memorable.
Hearing the news of his death, the world of Bollywood and music was shocked. Anup Jalota said that Bhupinderji had a unique voice. He entered Bollywood as a guitarist but later gained fame in playback singing. His voice was his identity.
Popular songs of Bhupinder
Dil Dhoondhata Hai
The name will be lost
A lonely ice city
Biti Na Bitaye Raina
Huzur Is Qadr
Karoge yada to har baat
Kisi Nazar Ko Tera Intjaar
Mera Rang De Basanti Chola
Pyaar hame kiss mod pe le aya