Ekushey Padak winning Nazrul Sangeet singer-teacher Khalid Hossain passed away on Wednesday night at about 10:15pm.
He was undergoing treatment at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and breathed his last at Coronary Care Unit at the hospital, his son Asif Hossain confirmed the matter to New Age.
Khalid was 84 and he has been suffering from heart diseases and other old-aged complications.
On May 4, he went to NICD for regular check-up, but the doctors decided to admit him to the hospital and kept him under observation as his condition worsened, said Asif.
His namaz-e-janaza of the singer is likely to be held at Nazrul Institute in the city.
After completing all ceremonial formalities, Khalid would be taken to his village home and buried beside his mother’s grave, said his son.
Born in West Bengal, India, on December 4 in 1945, Khalid along with his family shifted at Kustia’s Courtpara after partition of India in 1947.
He had been rendering Nazrul songs and working on recording of the original musical notations of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s songs for over six decades.
He also worked as a teacher and examiner of Nazrul Sangeet at National University, Dhaka University, Rajshahi University, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University and many other music institutes.
His last working place was at Nazrul Institute as teacher and also a member of the Nazrul Notation Authentication Board at the institute.
He received Ekushey Padak in 2001 while he was awarded many prestigious prizes including Nazrul Academy Award, Shilpakala Academy Padak and Churulia Padak from Kolkata in India.
The veteran singer released 18 albums of Nazrul and Islamic songs in his lifetime, which drew considerable interest among the public and critics.
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