Music director Uttam Singh, who has seen success in the soundtracks such as ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ (2001) and ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ (1997), sadly lost his 40-year-old son on Friday, BizAsia has learnt.
Singh told Mid-Day, “My son had been dieting for nearly four months as he wished to shed some kilos. On Friday evening, he decided to give in to temptation and have a burger. After eating it, he had a glass of home-made lassi. His face looked ashen and when asked about it, he said that he was okay. Soon after, he went to the bathroom”.
“After some time, we had no option but to push open the door. When we saw him foaming at the mouth, we immediately called for an ambulance. The doctor told us that the food, that was lodged in his windpipe, had choked him. The ambulance took about 45 minutes to arrive at our residence and by the time we rushed him to Ambani hospital, there wasn�۪t much the doctors could do to save him,” he continued.
Emotionally, Singh also commented, “Amarjeet worked with me for a while. Of late, he was working with an orchestra. He weighed 98 kgs and he was starving himself in order to lose weight. We kept advising him not to do so but he wouldn�۪t listen to us. To add to it, he was suffering from schizophrenia for quite some time now”.
BizAsia send heartfelt condolences to the Singh family on their loss.