Diljaan Singh poses for a photgraph. Twitter photo
Gulf Today Report
Famous Punjabi musician Diljaan Singh, 31, has died in a road mishap near Amritsar on Tuesday, according to Indian media.
Diljaan, who was the first runner-up on the singing reality show Sur Kshetra in 2012, was on his way to Kartarpur from Amritsar when his car collided with a truck and the singer died on the spot.
Diljaan was travelling alone as his wife and children live in Canada. Police have launched an investigation into the death of the singer.
The damaged car of Diljaan Singh at the accident site. Twitter photo
Diljaan was on his way from Kartarpur town, near Jalandhar, to Amritsar in his Mahindra KUV 100 car when the accident took place at 2:30am. The Punjabi singer was taken to a nearby private hospital by where he was declared dead.
The police said Diljaan's car hit a stationary truck on the Amritsar-Delhi national highway near Jandiala Guru, some 20 km from Amritsar.
Several Punjabi music fellows paid rich tribute to Diljaan shortly after the news of his death broke out.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh condoled the death of the singer, saying it is "extremely sad to lose young lives like these on road."
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