"He is unconscious, on his way to the hospital."
Sahdev Dirdo, who shot to fame after a video of him singing ‘Bachpan Ka Pyaar’ went viral, was grievously hurt in a road accident.
The 10-year-old was hospitalised and was said to be in a critical condition.
Sahdev was injured on December 28, 2021, when the motorcycle he was riding on skidded on the road in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.
The accident took place at around 6:30 pm in the Shabri Nagar area.
Sahdev, who was not wearing a helmet, fell and suffered a grievous head injury while the rider sustained minor bruises, Sukma Superintendent of Police Sunil Sharma said.
The ‘Bachpan Ka Pyaar’ singer was rushed to the district hospital and after preliminary treatment was shifted to Jagdalpur Medical College hospital.
On being alerted about the accident, Sukma Collector Vineet Nandanwar and Sunil Sharma visited the district hospital and enquired about his condition.
Sahdev Dirdo became an internet sensation after a video of him singing ‘Bachpan Ka Pyaar’ while wearing his school uniform went viral.
The video was reportedly shot in 2019 inside his classroom by one of his school teachers.
He also featured in a new version of the song, which was released in August 2021, alongside Aastha Gill and rapper Badshah.
Sahdev Dirdo also appeared on Indian Idol 12 as a guest.
Badshah initially took to Twitter to share an update about Sahdev’s condition.
In the tweet, Badshah wrote: “In touch with Sahdev’s family and friends. He is unconscious, on his way to the hospital. I’m there for him. Need your prayers.”
Badshah took to his Twitter once more and shared a health update about the singer on December 29, 2021.
He wrote: “Sahdev is better now and has regained consciousness.
“Will go to Raipur to see a good neurosurgeon. Thank you for your prayers.”
Earlier, speaking about her experience of recording and working on the ‘Bachpan Ka Pyaar’ remix, Aastha Gill said:
“The idea of making this song popped when I, Badshah, and Rico were in Kolkata for a show and we decided to make a reel on this song ‘Bachpan Ka Pyaar’.
“After posting the video on social media, the reel went so viral and the song picked up well, that’s when we three decided to make a complete track of it.
“I was so excited for this and we shot the song with Sahdev.”