Family seeks answers to singer Ishmeet’s death

July 30th, 2008 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Ludhiana, July 30 (IANS) Shocked over the untimely death of budding singer and “Amul Star Voice of India-2007″ contest winner Ishmeet Singh under mysterious circumstances in Maldives, his family and relatives Wednesday sought an investigation into his death. Ishmeet drowned in the swimming pool of a beach resort in Maldives Tuesday. He had gone there to perform in a carnival to be held Aug 1.

Even as scores of mourners kept pouring in at the singer’s family home in Shastri nagar area here Wednesday, questions were being raised about the circumstances leading to the talented 19-year-old singer’s untimely death at the resort near Male, the capital of Maldives.

“He had a great career ahead of him. We cannot even understand how he can die so young? We are getting only sketchy reports from Maldives. Only those accompanying him can tell what actually happened. He did not know swimming. Why would he jump into the deep end of a pool?” questioned Ishmeet’s uncle Charan Kamal Singh.

His uncle said the mild-tempered, soft-spoken Ishmeet had no enemies.

The family here received a call from Gurmit Makkar, chief executive of Big Events company Tuesday evening saying that Ishmeet had died in an accident in Maldives.

The singer was with the family till Monday and had boarded a flight to Mumbai from Chandigarh Monday itself en route to Maldives.

He was under a three-year contract with a music company after winning the “Voice of India” contest Nov 24 last year. He was crowned winner by the legendary Lata Mangeshkar.

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