I can still hear Ishmeet calling me: Himani Kapoor

July 31st, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS  

By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) “I can still hear him call out ‘Oy Himaneeee’ from across the room,” says reality show contestant Himani Kapoor who is still in a state of shock on learning about “Voice Of India” winner Ishmeet Singh’s death in the Maldives. “I can still hear him call out ‘Oy Himaneeee’ from across the room. He was such a gem of a person. Why should he be taken away so rudely? I’m leaving for Ishmeet’s hometown Ludhiana. I want to see him for the last time. I still can’t believe he’s gone,” Himani told IANS.

Ishmeet, 19, had gone to the Maldives for a promotional event with the music company with which he had a contract. Ishmeet left Mumbai Tuesday morning for the Maldives, where he was to perform Aug 1. However, he drowned Tuesday in a swimming pool at a beach resort.

Himani accompanies the whole “Voice Of India” team to Ludhiana for the funeral Thursday at 4 p.m. Ishmeet’s body was flown to Ludhiana from the Maldives Wednesday evening.

“All of us from ‘Voice of India’, Toshi Sabri, Irfan Ali, Aishwarya plus two members of Endemol, the company that produces the show, will be going to Ludhiana. And of course, Gajendra Singhji (the programme’s producer and director).”

Till late Wednesday evening Gajendra Singh was unable to take in the bad news.

“How could this happen?” he kept repeating.

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