In 2022, from musical legends to Bollywood celebrities, we lost some gems from the world of showbiz. Here’s remembering them one last time before we begin a new chapter in 2023.
Lata Mangeshkar: The Nightingale of India, who was widely acknowledged as one of India’s greatest and most influential vocalists, died on February 6, 2022, at the age of 92, from multiple organ dysfunction syndromes. Over the course of a seven-decade career, she has been dubbed “Queen of Melody,” and “Voice of the Millennium” for her contributions to the Indian music business.
Bappi Lahiri: Bappi Da, who was an Indian singer, composer, and record producer, died on February 15, 2022, in Mumbai, of obstructive sleep apnea at the age of 69. He popularised synthesised disco music in the Indian music industry, as well as singing some of his own songs. His filmy soundtracks made him famous in the 1980s and 1990s.
Pandit Birju Maharaj: The Indian Kathak dancer, composer, and singer who was a member of the Lucknow “Kalka-Bindadin” Gharana, died of a heart attack on 16th of January 2022 at his Delhi home. After working at Bhartiya Kala Kendra, then the Kathak Kendra, New Delhi, alongside his uncle Shambhu Maharaj, he became the head of the latter for several years until his retirement in 1998, when he started his own dance school, Kalashram, also in Delhi.
KK: The was a prominent Indian playback singer, gave a live music event at Nazrul Mancha auditorium in South Kolkata on May 31, 2022, as part of the Gurudas College festival. He returned to his hotel in Esplanade after the show. On the way back to his hotel following his performance, he complained of feeling unwell and suffered a heart attack. He passed out, and attempts to resuscitate him at the hotel were futile. After 10:30 p.m., he was transported to the Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI), where he was pronounced dead. KK began his career singing commercial jingles and debuted in a film with an A.R. Rahman score. “Tadap Tadap Ke Is Dil Se” from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), the Tamil song “Apadi Podu,” “Dola Re Dola” from Devdas (2002), “Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai” from Woh Lamhe… (2006), “Aankhon Mein Teri” from Om Shanti Om (2007), and others were among his most popular songs.
Raju Srivastav: The popular Indian comedian, actor, and politician died on 21 September 2022. In August, after suffering a sudden heart attack in the gym, the famous comedian went underwent angioplasty and remained on a ventilator for 41 days before passing away on September 21, 2022. He participated in “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge” where he secured second place.
Sidhhaant Vir Surryavanshi: The popular TV actor, who was known for his roles in Mamta and Kasautii Zindagii kay, suffered a cardiac arrest on 11th November of this year while working out and passed away at the young age of 46. Sidhhaant started out in Ekta Kapoor’s Kkusum and had a career spanning over 21 years.
Vaishali Takkar: The young diva, who rose to fame with her role in TV shows Sasural Simar Ka and Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, was found hanging in her Indore apartment on 16th October 2022.
Deepesh Bhan: The popular actor from TV show Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain passed away on 23rd July 2022. He died of cardiac arrest after he collapsed on the ground while playing cricket with his friends.
Sidhu Moosewala: The talented Indian musician, rapper, songwriter, and actor best known for his work in Punjabi music and cinema, was shot and killed on May 29, 2022 by unidentified assailants in his automobile in Jawaharke village, Mansa district.
Vikram Gokhale: The veteran actor, who was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Pune, passed away on November 26. He was known for roles in Kamal Haasan’s films ‘Aalavandhan’ & ‘Hey Ram’ in Kollywood.
Tunisha Sharma: The 20-year-old TV actress, was found dead on the set of her TV show Ali Baba: Daastan-E-Kabul on December 24.