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Prime Minister 'shocked' by Ishmeet's death

July 30, 2008 17:24 IST

Ishmeet Singh

The news of Voice of India 2007 winner Ishmeet Singh's tragic death was greeted with shock and disbelief on Wednesday.


Among those who could not believe that the 19-year old singer drowned in a swimming pool in the Maldives [Images] was Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images], who was shocked and saddened by the news. ''Dr Singh shares the grief of his parents and fans,'' a PMO spokesman said.


The music industry also could not get over the fact that the budding singer was no more. The Ludhiana-based singer was on a promotional tour to promote a music label with which he had signed a contract when he met with the fatal accident.

'Ishmeet was like a child to me and I can't still believe that he is no longer with us. I feel choked thinking about it and am trying hard to overcome my grief,' quoted a stunned Gajendra Singh, who produced Star Voice of India.


'We have been together for almost two years now and have shared the same room as a part of the show. Although we were the final contenders in VOI, there was no sense of competition and we were like brothers. I remember him as a guy who used to love net surfing and ate a lot of pizzas!' the website quoted Harshit Saxena [Images], who was the second runner-up in Voice of India, as saying. Both Harshit and Ishmeet [Images] were also a part of the recently concluded reality show, Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar.

Another contestant of Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar, Himani Kapoor recalled Ishmeet as 'a reserved and humble guy, who had a smile on his face, come what may.'

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