Singer Labh Janjua found dead in his Mumbai apartment


Popular singer Labh Janjua who has lent his voice to several Bollywood songs, including ‘Jee Karda’ (Sinhg Is Kinng), and ‘London Thumakda’ (Queen) was found dead at his rented apartment in Mumbai’s Goregaon on Thrusday (October 22). He was 56.

The matter came to light when Janjua’s domestic help came to work on Thrusday morning. When the singer didn’t open the door, the domestic help informed the neighbours and the building’s secretary who broke open the door to find Janjua lying dead on his bed. The singer’s body has been taken to Cooper Hospital for post-mortem, police said.

The singer’s friend told the press that Janjua had complained of uneasiness on Wednesday night so he took him to a private hospital for an ECG where he was diagnosed with acidity. “In the morning, I received a message for the building’s residents informing that something was wrong with Labh. I rushed to his flat. The police was called who broke open the door and found him unconscious on his bed,” the friend said.

Police suspect that Janjua died due to a cardiac arrest and that there was nothing suspicious in the matter, but doctors are yet to confirm the same.

"He was found unconscious on his bed. We do not suspect any foul play. However, the post-mortem report will give a clear picture. Probe is on to find out whether there is anything wrong," said Bangur Nagar Police senior inspector Santosh Bhandare. Police has recovered the hospital papers and test reports of the singer who was said to be suffering from high diabetes.  

Police informed the singer’s wife who had gone to Punjab along with their 10-year-old son.

According to the singer’s friend, Labh had recently returned from a world tour. The singer’s neighbours said they last saw him on Wednesday night while returning after consulting the doctor.

Labh Janjua was a resident of Khanna near Punjub’s Ludhiana. He has sung over a hundred Hindi and Punjabi songs and lent voice to Bollywood hits like ‘Dance Pe Chance’, ‘Soni De Nakhre’, ‘Mauja Hi Mauja’ and the recent ‘Mahi Aaja’ from ‘Singh Is Bliing’.

Music composers Pritam and Salim Merchant took to Twitter to condole the Labh Janjua’s demise.

“RIP Labh Janjua. Can't believe i have to write this. Can't process the news. Rest in peace my friend. My Prayers are with his loved ones,” tweeted Pritam.

Salim posted, “Heard about the sudden demise of singer Labh Janjua. What a fab artist..Prayers and condolences to the family #LabhJanjuaRIP.”

Actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana also mourned the singer’s death and posted, “RIP Labh Janjua. Your voice will always remain immortal. It carried the soul of Punjab.”