10-year-old Chattisgarh native, Sahdev Dirdo, who shot to fame after his song Bachpan ka Pyaar went viral, met with an accident on Tuesday. Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district police said that Dirdo was injured.
This happened when the motorcycle on which he was riding pillion skidded on the road. Sahdev was taken to the hospital and is being treated as he suffered a serious head injury.
The accident took place at around 6:30 pm in the Shabri Nagar area here and Dirdo, who was not wearing a helmet, fell and suffered a grievous head injury. Meanwhile, the rider sustained minor bruises, said Sukma Superintendent of Police Sunil Sharma.
The Superintendent of Police added that soon after the accident, the police rushed the boy to the district hospital. And after preliminary treatment, they shifted him to Jagdalpur Medical College hospital.
On being alerted about the accident, Sukma Collector Vineet Nandanwar and Sharma visited the district hospital and enquired about his condition.
An official statement was issued by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. It stated that the CM instructed Nandanwar to provide the best medical aid at the earliest to Dirdo.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had earlier this year paid a visit to Sahdev and felicitated him. Taking to his Twitter, the CM documented his visit to the boy in the viral video. The people could see him adorned with a flower garland.
Sahdev Dirdo is a native of tribal-dominated and Naxal-hit Sukma district. He became an Internet sensation earlier this year after a video of him singing Bachpan ka Pyaar in school uniform went viral.
The video gained widespread popularity. Even several celebrities like Anushka Sharma and more reposted it. The viral video also caught the eye of Bollywood rapper/singer Badshah.
Accordingly, he collaborated with Sahdev Dirdo for a new version of the song. The music directors released the song in August and has amassed over 300 million views on the video streaming platform Youtube.
On learning about the accident of the 10-year old boy, Badshah immediately extended support. He took to Twitter to express his feelings. Badshah tweeted, “In touch with Sahdev’s family and friends. He is unconscious, on his way to the hospital. I am there for him. Need your prayers.”
This boy teamed up with Badshah and Aastha Gill for a revamped version of the song. He also appeared on Indian Idol 12 as a guest.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Aastha talked about how the Bachpan Ka Pyaar remix came about. “Apparently, Sahdev Dirdo had sung it two years back. Badshah liked the voice of the kid, he remixed it and played it for us one day.
I said, ‘It sounds dope, let’s do it!’ We were just going for a live show and five minutes before that, Badshah said let’s make an Instagram reel. It was a total fluke, we were sitting randomly,” she said.
Even the official social media team of Mumbai Police hoped on to the bandwagon and used the opportunity to spread awareness. Using the viral song’s lyrics, Mumbai Police urged people to not forget their passwords.
In the Twitter account of the Mumbai police, they tweeted, “Was your bachpan ka pyaar a secret? Then your password might still be safe. Just add a few special characters to it!”