Ishmeet’s body reaches a mournful Ludhiana

July 31st, 2008 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS  

Ludhiana, July 30 (IANS) The body of budding singer Ishmeet Singh, who died after drowning in a swimming pool of a resort in the Maldives Tuesday, was flown in to his hometown Ludhiana in a specially chartered aircraft Wednesday evening. Mourning relatives, friends and admirers in hundreds flocked the hospital complex where his body was taken from the airport here.

The body was taken to the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) where he gave his last public performance Sunday before a gathering of doctors and their families.

A flower-bedecked open truck took his body from the airport to the hospital complex, accompanied by scores of relatives and friends. A large number of cars and other vehicles were in the cavalcade that took him on his last journey.

The 19-year-old singer died mysteriously in a swimming pool of a beach resort near Male. His body was brought to Delhi and then here.

Ishmeet had November last year won the “Amul Star Voice of India” singing contest and was being projected as a singing sensation.

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