Sandeep Acharya no more: Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal and Farah Khan offer condolences!

The 29-year-old singer, winner of Indian Idol 2 was suffering from jaundice for almost a fortnight, apparently this young singer neglected his health

Sandeep Acharya, who won the second season of Indian Idol in 2006, passed away at a Gurgaon hospital today. The singer was critical and had to be admitted to a local hospital in Bikaner. When Sandeep failed to show progress, he was shifted to Gurgaon, which is where he breathed his last at 9am today. Sandeep is survived by his wife and a one-month-old daughter. His last rites will be performed at his hometown in Bikaner.

Tinsel town celebs have expressed their shock at the sudden death of this talented singer. Many took to the mic-blogging site to offer condolences.

Sandeep had received his Indian Idol 2 trophy from the very talented Deewana singer. And the news of Acharya’s demise hasn’t sunk in as yet for Sonu Nigam.

Sonu Nigam ‏@sonuniigaam: 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.

Shreya Ghoshal ‏@shreyaghoshal: Just heard abt Indian Idol Sandeep Acharya.. Shocked. Too young, and a wonderful guy.. I still hope this news is untrue..

Farah Khan ‏@TheFarahKhan: Its too sad to hear of sandeep. Acharya,winner of indian idol 2 n my favorite,passing away.such a gentle boy he was.not his time 2 go.

salim merchant ‏@salim_merchant: shocked to hear about sandeep acharya’s demise. Have met him several times..may his soul RIP. Prayers..

Toshi Sabri ‏@ToshiSabrii: Shocked to hear abt Sandeep acharya..deeply saddned….rip

Shweta Pandit ‏@ShwetaPandit7: 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 ‏@bhasinneha: 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 ‏@mishrasugandha: Omg its just 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 ‏@minimathur: 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!

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