Famous singer and music composer of Indian cinema Bhupinder Singh died on 17 July 2022 in a hospital in Mumbai. He was suffering from colon cancer and diagnosed with Covid just a week ago. Bhupinder Singh was born on 6 February 1940 in Amritsar, Punjab. His father Prof. Natha Singhji, was a trained vocalist and his early music teacher.
Early in his career, Bhupinder Singh performed on All India Radio, Delhi. He was also attached to the Delhi Doordarshan Centre, Delhi. He learn guitar and violin. In 1962, music director Madan Mohan heard him at a dinner hosted by Satish Bhatia in his honor (Satish Bhatia was Producer in AIR Delhi and Bhupinder was working under him as a guitarist), and called him to Bombay. He gave him a chance to sing the song “Hoke Majboor Mujhe Usne Bulaya Hoga” with Mohammed Rafi, Talat Mahmood and Manna Dey in Chetan Anand’s Haqeeqat. He was given a solo by Khayyam in film Aakhri Khat. Bhupinder’s voice is one of the most unique in playback singing. He has sung a few popular duets with Kishore Kumar and Mohammed Rafi.
Bhupinder Singh married Bangladeshi singer Mitali Mukherjee in 1983 at the age of 43. Mitali Mukherjee was born in 1960 in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. She began her formal training in classical music under Pt. Mithun Dey. She studied music at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Mitali Mukherjee has been a famous playback singer from Bangladesh. She and Bhupinder Singh used to do music concerts, due to which both fell in love. At the time of their marriage, Mithali was 23 years old and she was 20 years younger than her husband Bhupinder Singh. They have a son named Nihal Singh who is also a musician.
Bupinder Singh’s famous songs include “Dil Dhoondta hai”, “Do diwane shahar mein”, “Naam gum jayega”, “Karoge yaad to”, “Meethe bol bole”, “Kabhi kisi ko mukammal”, “Kisi nazar ko tera intezaar aaj bhi”, and “Ek akela is Shehar Mein”.————————————————————