Mumbai, July 19: Legendary ghazal singer Bhupinder Singh passed away on Monday at the age of 82. He was best known for his songs such as 'Do Deewane Shaher Mein' and 'Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bulaya Hoga.'
Bhupinder Singh's wife Mitali Singh shared the news of the singer's death due to a heart attack. According to reports, Bhupinder Singh was undergoing treatment related to several health complications at the hospital for the past 10 days.
The veteran singer was admitted to Citicare hospital in Andheri and left for the heavenly abode at around 7:45 pm.
His wife Mitali Singh and son Amandeep Singh in a statement said: "Bhupendra Singhji left for his heavenly abode at 7.45 pm this evening he was unwell for the last 6 months. The cremation will take place at 12.30 am at Oshiwara crematorium."
After learning about the unfortunate news, the film fraternity expressed condolence.
Taking to Twitter, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit paid his heartfelt condolences and said: "Singer and guitarist BhupinderSingh 's demise is a great loss to the film industry, especially the music world. Heartfelt condolences to his wife #Mitalee ji and the entire family. Will always be remembered through his songs."
Anup Jalota, a singer, too expressed sorrow over Bhupinder Singh's passing. He reminisced the good times they had together and stated that the late singer had one of the rarest voices the music industry has ever heard and that he had left a vacuum in the industry.
Remembering the late singer's early days, Anup Jalota shared that he entered the industry as a guitarist and later was spotted as a good singer. He added that the late singer was a favourite of music maestros Gulzar and R D Burman. Anup Jalota concluded by reciting one of his lines "dil dhoondta hai phir wahi fursat ke raat din...beete na bitaye raina" adding, "kaun bhoolega unko, aise cheezein unhone gaayi hain. Unko bhoolna mushkil hai aur unki jagah ko bhi bharna mushkil hai".
Bollywood stars and singers Ajay Devgn, Shekhar Suman, singer Vishal Dadlani and others also expressed their condolences.
Bhupinder Singh captivated audiences with his timeless songs over the course of a career spanning several decades, including "Hoke Majboor Mujhe, Usne Bulaya Hoga," "Dil Dhoondhta Hai," "Duki Pe Duki Ho Ya Satte Pe Satta," "Kisi Nazar Ko Tera Intezar Aaj Bhi Hai," and many more.
The late singer hailed from Amritsar. He started his career with All India Radio and was also associated with the Delhi Doordarshan Centre.