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Voice of London Thumakda and Jee Karda, Labh Janjua no more

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 October 2015, 20:01 IST

Popular playback singer Labh Janjua was found dead on 22 October at his residence in Mumbai. Police say the singer died of a cardiac arrest and have ruled out all foul play in his death.

Born in 1957 in Punjab's Ludhiana district, Janjua had always wanted to be a singer. With his unique voice, he won several singing competitions during his student days. As a professional singer he lent his voice to Punjabi films and albums.

He found fame with Mundeya Tu Bach Ke, which he sang for a Panjabi MC album in 1998. The song went on to top international charts after being remixed and re-released as a single in 2002.

The film was also featured in the Katrina Kaif debut film Boom (2003). Boom failed to impress, but it eased Janjua's transition into Bollywood.

Janjua went on to be the voice behind many successful songs, including Pyaar Karke from Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2007), Dance Pe Chance from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), Jee Karda from Singh Is Kinng (2008) and more recently, the song which made the entire nation groove, the peppy London Thumakda from Queen (2014).

Along with Sajid Khan, Janjua was nominated by IIFA for Best Male Playback singer for the catchy Soni De Nakhre song from the Salman Khan-Govinda starrer Partner (2007).

Janjua's last composition was the fun Chu Che for the Akshay Kumar-Amy Jackson starrer Singh Is Bliing.

Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to express their shock and condolences at his demise.

Here are a few of his best loved hits.

London Thumakda

Chu Che

Chance Pe Dance

Jee Karda

Soni De Nakhre

Pyaar Karke

First published: 23 October 2015, 20:01 IST
 
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