Sandeep Acharya, 29, second season
Idol winner, passes away due to jaundice on Sunday at a
Gurgaon hospital. He is survived by his wife and a one-month-old
The talented singer was suffering from jaundice over a
fortnight, but had neglected treatment. He was admitted to a local
hospital in Bikaner, his hometown, in a critical condition and when
his health did not improve he was taken to Gurgaon where he
breathed his last at 9 am, Sunday, 15th December, 2013. His last
rights will be performed in Bikaner.
Born on February 4, 1984, he was a science graduate and the
youngest in the family of two sisters and a brother. After
Indian Idol success, Acharya had participated in TV show
Jalwa Four 2 Ka 1. Sandeep had also won the Best Bollywood
Talent award at an event in New Jersey in the US.
Sandeep's younger brother was quoted by a leading daily, saying,
"Last night, doctors said his condition was under control and he
was showing signs of recovery. We were all hoping we'd soon take
him home. But nobody knew that he would leave us forever."
Singers Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal expressed grief over
Sandeep's untimely death.