Singer Bhupinder Singh passes away at 82 in Mumbai

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Noted ghazal singer Bhupinder Singh, known for songs like "Naam Gum Jayega '' and "Dil Dhundta Hai '', passed away on 18 July in Mumbai due to complications related to colon cancer and COVID-19.

Important facts

  • During his decades-long journey in the film industry, he is known for songs like "Do Deewane Shahar Mein", "Ek Akela Shaher Mein", "Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Aasman", "Duniya Choote Yaar Na Choote".

  • He was admitted to the hospital after a urinary infection, where he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • Born in Amritsar, he is survived by his Indo-Bangladeshi wife and a son.

  • In his five decade long singing career, Bhupinder Singh worked with the big names of the music industry, from Mohammad Rafi, RD Burman, Madan Mohan, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Gulzar to Bappi Lahiri.

  • Bhupinder Singh started his career working as a singer and composer at All India Radio, Delhi.

  • His Bollywood singing debut was with the 1964 Chetan Anand directorial "Haqeeqat", where he sang the Mohan-composed song "Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bulaya Hoga" with Mohammed Rafi, Talat Mehmood and Manna Dey.

  • He got his first solo track two years later in the feature film "Aakhri Khat" composed by Khayyam with "Rut Jawan Jawan Raat Meherbaan".

  • He moved away from active playback singing in the 1980 after marrying singer Mithali.

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