Bobby Singh- born in the year 1974 was an Indian cinematographer who worked in the Bollywood industry. Mostly famous for his works in
Life in a Metro,
The Dirty Picture, and
Queen which were all big Bollywood blockbusters, he was a person with immense potential as directors who hired him appreciated his photographic abilities. His marriage took place with a girl named Radhika who later went on to give birth to a baby boy named ‘Sumer.’ He loved animals so he adopted two pet dogs. Bobby Singh later died due to an asthma attack on December 25, 2012. He was 38. He went to Goa to celebrate Christmas with his family but eventually succumbed to death while on the way to the doctors following an asthma attack.
Some people claimed that his death occurred because he ate crabs and it caused him allergy. Such was the attachment of him and his pets that soon after his death, one of the dogs eventually died. Bobby Singh first came into the scene as an assistant cameraman in Raj N Sippy’s ‘Shehzade.’ He also played the role of an assistant cameraman in ‘Sarfarosh’ in the year 1999. The first time when Bobby Singh did his independent cinematography was in the movie ‘Gangster’ directed by
Anurag Basu. He worked again with Basu in 2007 in ‘Life in a Metro.’ Later he did some additional photography for Ghajini in 2008. The last project in which he was involved was ‘Queen.’ He almost completed 90% of the work for this project.
Before ‘Queen’ he was involved in award winning movie ‘The Dirty Picture.’ After Bobby Singh’s sudden death, people mourned at his tragic loss but out of all the Bollywood industry, the one person who was hurt the most was director Anurag Basu. Anurag later told that “Bobby was one of the closest friends I had. We shared a bond which went way beyond our work. What should I say? I cannot believe he’s gone. I am just hoping its false information and that it will be soon told he’s still with us. Bobby was a very joyful person. We were so close.” Anurag went to Goa as soon as he heard the news. Such a young talented cameraman deserved to deliver more of his beautiful and talented work, but then nobody has a say against the God’s will. Bollywood is thankful for this man’s entertaining work.