Popular Haryanvi singer Raju Punjabi has died of jaundice, media reports have said. The 40 year old was receiving treatment for jaundice at a private hospital in Hisar. Hailing from Rawatsar, in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh, Raju Punjabi is well known for several popular Haryanvi songs like Aacha Lage Se, Desi Desi, Tu Cheez Lajawab, Last Peg and Bhang Mere Yaara Ne.
The news of the death of the singer was confirmed on his Instagram account. “With profound grief and sorrow, we regret to inform you that famous Haryanvi singer Raju Punjabi has left for the heavenly abode. His last rites will be performed on Tuesday (August 22, 2023) at his native village Rawatsar in Hanumangarh district, Rajasthan, near Khetarpal temple at 3 PM,” the post shared on his social media profile, written originally in Hindi, reads.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has expressed grief over the singer’s death and has said that “….his passing away is an irreparable loss to the Haryana Music Industry .”

He was getting treated for jaundice

As per reports, Raju Punjabi was being treated for jaundice for the last few weeks in a private hospital. Jaundice, characterized by yellowish skin, is a disease associated with the liver. When the liver does not work properly it produces a build-up of bilirubin, a waste material. As the amount of bilirubin increases it gives a yellowish appearance on the eyes and skin. As the disease progresses the color changes from yellow to greenish color.

The common signs of jaundice

Yellowish skin is one of the common signs of the disease. The other symptoms are dark-colored urine, pale-colored stools, itching, and yellow color in the inside of the mouth. Other health issues like fever, chills, abdominal pain, and flu are also associated with jaundice. “Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and the whites of your eyes that results from accumulation of an intensely yellow natural substance, bilirubin. Bilirubin is contained inside red blood cells, and it is cleared out of the body in the digestive substance “bile,” which drains from the liver and gallbladder. People who get jaundice usually also have dark yellow or brown urine from extra bilirubin,” a Harvard report explains.

These are the possible causes of jaundice

Jaundice is likely to be caused by gall stone disease, excessive alcohol, cirrhosis, hepatitis, anemia and also due to the side effects of certain medications.

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