Punjabi singer Nirvair Singh
Punjabi singer Nirvair Singh Image Credit: facebook.com/Nirvairjaggi

Punjabi singer Nirvair Singh, who was known for his number ‘Tere Bina’ from the album ‘My Turn’, was killed in a road accident in Australia.

According to media reports, Singh was driving on Bulla-Diggers Rest Road in Diggers Rest on Tuesday around 3.30pm. A speeding car that lost control crashed into a jeep, which flipped into the singer’s lane. The collision was so intense that the singer died on the spot.

Police said Singh was in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was tragically killed in the horror three-vehicle collision in Melbourne’s north-west on Tuesday.

It was alleged that a car was seen being driven erratically in the area before hitting two vehicles in Diggers Rest. A man and woman were arrested at the scene and remain under police guard in hospital. The driver of the third car involved in the collision was taken to hospital with minor injuries. No charges have been laid.

Singh’s death has rocked Melbourne’s Indian community and loved ones back home in Kurali. He moved to Australia nine years ago for a better life and to pursue his promising singing career. His death has sparked an outpouring of tributes from shocked friends.

Singh gained fame with the song ‘Tere Bina’ from the album ‘My Turn’. Other hits include ‘Darda a Dil’, ‘Je Russgi’, ‘Ferrari Dream’ and ‘Hikk Thok Ke’, a 2018 duet with Gurlez Akhtar.

Fellow Punjabi singers have also paid tribute including Gagan Sandhu Kokri, who also worked on the album ‘My Turn’.

“Your song was the best song in our album My Turn, from which we all started our careers. You were a very good person and your departure was a shock for everyone in Melbourne. RIP bro,” he posted.