Name : Bhupinder Singh
Primary Role : Singer and Composer
84ᵗʰ Birth Anniversary on 6 Feb 2024
2ⁿᵈ Death Anniversary on 18 Jul 2024
Famous Movies :
Jeene Ki Raah, Dharam Kanta, Aitbaar, Sitara, Gharonda
Famous Songs :
Aane Se Uske Aaye Bahar, Duniya Chhute Yaar Na Chhute, Kisi Nazar Ko Tera Intezar Aaj Bhi Hai, Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Aasman, Ek Akela Is Shaher Mein
Bhupinder was born in Amritsar, Punjab to Natha Singhji, a trained vocalist and his early music teacher. His father was a strict teacher, and Bhupinder hated music and its instruments at one stage.
Early in his career, Bhupinder performed on All India Radio, Delhi. He was also attached to the Delhi Doordarshan Center, Delhi. He learnt guitar and violin. In 1962, music director Madan Mohan heard him at a dinner hosted by Satish Bhatia in his honour (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.
Thereafter Bhupinder started releasing private albums wherein his first LP had three self-composed songs and was released in 1968, a second LP of ghazals wherein he introduced the Spanish guitar, bass and drums to the ghazal style, released in 1978 and his third LP titled Woh Jo Shair Tha, for which the lyrics were written by Gulzar in 1980.
Entering wedlock with Bangladeshi singer Mitali, he moved away from playback singing in the mid-1980s and since then has been singing jointly for several albums and live concerts. Together they have produced many ghazal and geet cassettes.
His 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". He sang the song Duniya Chute Yaar Na Toote picturized on Rajesh Khanna. R.D.Burman made him sing songs like Raat Banoo Mein Geet Bano Tum, Naam Gum Jayega, Kahiya Kahan Se Aana Hua and Beete Na Bitaai Raina which made him famous.
In the mid-1980s, Bhupinder married the Bangladeshi singer Mitali Mukherjee and moved away from playback singing. Mitali Mukherjee is also a singer. Together, they performed at ghazal and live performances. They have a son named Nihal Singh who is also a musician.
At the age of 82, he died of a cardiac arrest on 18 July 2022. He suffered from COVID-19 and colon cancer is also suspected.
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