Anup Bhattacharya on life-support

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:44, Jun 09,2017

 
 
Anup Bhattacharya

Anup Bhattacharya

Veteran singer and composer Anup Bhattacharya has been kept on life-support at the capital’s BIRDEM Hospital.

Bhattacharya was taken to BIRDEM after his condition worsened at Popular Hospital, where he was admitted on Wednesday, said Bhattacharya’s daughter Trisha Bhattachrya, who also asked all to pray for her ailing father.

An artiste of defunct Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, Bhattacharya has been suffering from lung problems, diabetics and high blood pressure. He is receiving treatment under the supervision of Dr Liaquat Ali.

Anup Bhattacharya began his career in music back in 1963 as a singer at the then Rajshahi station of Radio Pakistan.

He worked as a composer and music director at defunct Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the liberation war. He lent his voice in almost all the chorus songs produced and broadcast by Swadhin Bangla Betar Kandra during the liberation war like Teer Hara Ei Dheu-er Sagor, Rakta Diye Naam Likhhechhi, Purba Digante, Nongor Tolo Tolo and others.

Bhattacharya emerged as a composer with immensely popular songs like Baishakhi Megher Kachhey Jol Cheye, Shuk Pakhi Rey Pinjira Tor and others.

Till date he has composed a few hundred songs like Ekattorer Juddher Diney, Pakhi Janey Na Keno Kandey, Lalon Tomar Aarshinagar, Notey Gachh Moraeye Na and others.

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