Tributes pour in for ghazal maestro Bhupinder Singh
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed condolences over the demise of veteran singer Bhupinder Singh and said that his works struck a chord with several people.
"Anguished by the passing away of 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," PM Modi tweeted.
Veteran singer Bhupinder Singh, best known for his songs such as 'Do Deewane Shaher Mein' and 'Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bulaya Hoga', died on July 18 at the age of 82.
According to Bhupinder Singh's wife Mitali Singh, the singer passed away due to a heart attack.
Bhupinder Singh had been undergoing treatment related to several health complications at the hospital for the last 10 days.
The singer, known for his songs like 'Dil Dhoondta Hai' and 'Hothon Pe Aise Baat' among many others, breathed his last in a hospital in Mumbai.
Condolence messages have been pouring in on social media ever since the news reached everyone. Bollywood stars and singers have also expressed grief over the legendary singer's demise.
Actor Ajay Devgn took to his Instagram stories to remember the late singer. He posted a photo of him and wrote, "Deeply saddened about the demise of Bhupinder Singh ji. His voice brought joy to millions and had a uniqueness. Condolences to his family. RIP Bhupinder Ji. (Om emoji) Shaanti."
Actor Shekhar Suman took to Twitter and wrote, "Dil dhoondta hai phir wohi fursat ke raat din..the man with the velvet voice..Bhupendra Singh is no more...RIP."
Singer Vishal Dadlani also expressed grief on Twitter. He 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."