Indian Idol 2 winner Sandeep Acharya dies of jaundice

At an young age of 29, singer Sandeep Acharya, the winner of Indian Idol 2 died at Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon on December 15, 2013 apparently afflicted with jaundice, news agency, IANS reported.
The cousin of the deceased confirmed the news to the agency: “yes, Sandeep Acharya died at Medanta Hospital, due to jaundice. He was admitted to the hospital on December 10, 2013”. The cousin of the deceased also told the agency that before Sandeep was admitted to a hospital at Bikaner in Rajasthan and he was there for three days. Later, he was shifted to the hospital in Gurgaon.
Indian Idol 2
Back in 2006, immediately after winning Indian Idol 2, Sandeep released his maiden album, titled: ‘Mere Saath Saara Jahaan’. The singer was contemplating on releasing his latest album, ‘O Sanam Tere Bina’ in the middle of this month, but destiny had different plans for him.  According to the report, Bollywood Choreographer cum film maker, Farah Khan, who judged the reality show’s second season with music director Anu Malik and singer Sonu Nigam had tweeted: “It is too sad to hear of Sandeep Acharya, winner of Indian Idol 2 and my favourite singer’s passing away. Such a gentle boy he was. Not his time to go”.
Similarly, Nigam also felt sad after reading about Sandeep’s untimely death. “Jaundice? Gosh…very sad. The boy was just 29…This year, oh God, is only about deaths I feel. God give his parents some strength,” he tweeted.
Anchor-actor Mini Mathur, who hosted ‘Indian Idol 2’, was taken aback with the news. She tweeted: “What a sad, premature goodbye to a talented, ambitious, happy boy. RIP Sandeep Acharya.”
Even Sony Entertainment Television expressed their sadness over Sandeep’s passing. “A big loss for all of us with the shocking demise of ‘Indian Idol 2’ winner Sandeep Acharya. May his soul rest in peace and may God give strength to his family in this extremely difficult time,” the channel posted on their Facebook page.
Singer Shreya Ghoshal wished the news about his demise to be untrue. “Just heard about ‘Indian Idol’ Sandeep Acharya…Shocked. Too young, and a wonderful guy…I still hope this news is untrue,” Shreya tweeted. Sandeep’s body is now being taken to his hometown Bikaner where the last rites will be performed, added the report.


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