Sandeep Acharya, the winner of Indian Idol 2 died at the age of 29 at a private hospital in Gurgaon. The playback singer - known for his melodic voice and pitch was one of the known faces of music industry. Though he lived a short life but with his golden voice was able to leave imprints on the minds of young and old audiences alike. The playback singer is survived by his wife Namrata and a month-old daughter.
Born and brought up at Bikaner in Rajasthan, Acharya was very popular and fascinating singer who started his journey by winning singing reality show Indian Idol 2 in 2006. He was a talented singer made their presence felt with enchanting voice. After the Indian Idol success, he had participated in TV show Jalwa Four 2 Ka 1. The young lad made many fans in very short time. Soon after winning the show, Acharya released his first album ‘Mere Saath Saara Jahaan’. The singer went onto become India’s one of the most successful voice at the very age. “He was supposed to release his new album ‘O Sanam Tere Bina’ mid-December,” Akshay said.
Acharya, born on February 4, 1984 was youngest in the family of two sisters and a brother. Suffering from jaundice he died on 15 December 2013 at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon near New Delhi. No one had imagined his sudden exit from the world as only a day before he was at a wedding in Bikaner when his situation worsened and his relatives had to rush him to the hospital, where he died. His last rites were performed at his hometown in Bikaner. Local parliamentarian Arjun Ram Meghwal expressed condolence, saying the music world had lost a bright star. Married last year, Acharya is survived by wife and a child.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje: ‘It was the most unfortunate and untimely death of the young talent.’
Gopal Joshi, MLA of Bikaner-West: “I am shocked to know that Sandeep is no more. May his soul rest in peace.”
Sony Entertainment Television: “A big loss for all of us... may God give strength to his family in this extremely difficult time,”
Sonu Nigam: Sandeep Acharya died? Oh my God.. his Wikipedia has been modified 15 minutes back... any1 knows how? I'm so so sad. Wht a btful soul.
Jaundice? Gosh. .. very sad. The boy was just 29... this year....Oh God, is only about deaths I feel. God give his parents sm strength.
Shreya Ghoshal: Just heard abt Indian Idol Sandeep Acharya.. Shocked. Too young, and a wonderful guy.. I still hope this news is untrue..
Farah Khan: ‘It’s too sad to hear of Sandeep Acharya, winner of ‘Indian Idol 2’ and my favourite. Passing away. Such a gentle boy he was. Not his time to go.’
Salim Merchant: shocked to hear about sandeep acharya’s demise. Have met him several times..may his soul RIP. Prayers..
Toshi Sabri: Shocked to hear abt Sandeep acharya..deeply saddned….rip
Shweta Pandit: How did Sandeep Acharya pass away like this at 29?!! Just met him recently in Jaipur. Was a sweet and humble person. RIP
Neha Bhasin: I didn’t know Sandeep Acharya but my heart’s saddened by his young death. He was blessed with a baby a month bk n now hes gone n tooo soon
Sugandha Mishra: Omg its just unbelievable..got to know about Indian idol winner
Sandeep Acharya.. dat he is no more..Words feel inadequate to express the sadness that we feel..May the Angelic Soul Rest in Paradise.
Mini Mathur: What a sad, premature goodbye to a talented, ambitious, happy boy. RIP Sandeep Acharya.
Kamaal R Khan – KRK @KamaalKhan_KRK: RIP Indian Idol Sandeep Acharya. Too young to die!
Honors and Awards
Runner up in the Golden Voice of India.
Winner of India Idol Season 2 on 22 April 2006.
Shared stage with Mr Amitabh Bachchan in Leicester, 2006
Won new Bollywood talent award in New Jersey, USA.
Won Sur Aradhna award in Delhi's Siri Fort Auditorium
Won an award by Music Academy, presented by the CM of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot.
Undoubtedly a talented singer Sandeep Acharya will ever be remembered for his spectacular stage performances where he used to entertain larger audiences with his beautiful voice. May his soul rest in peace.
Namrata and Other Family Members
(FAN OF Mr. SANDEEP ACHARYA)
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