Indian celebrity singer Ishmeet Singh drowned in a Maldivian resort on Tuesday. Singh, 20, had been frolicking in a shallow pool meant for children. Later he jumped into the deep-end of the main swimming pool and had immediately run into difficulty, an official of the Dhonveli resort said.
"We understand that he did not know how to swim and had been advised by his friends not to get to the deep end," a hotel official said.
He arrived in the Indian Ocean atoll nation early on Tuesday to sing at a musical concert on Friday. He had won the "Voice of India" singing competition organised by the Star Television Network and shot to stardom in November last.