Acclaimed singer, composer Jane Alam dies

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 11:59, Mar 03,2021 | Updated: 22:54, Mar 03,2021


Jane Alam

Acclaimed singer-composer Jane Alam died while undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Tuesday night.

Bangladesh Sangeet Sangathan Sammanay Parishad general secretary Biswajit Roy confirmed it to New Age.

‘Jane Alam breathed his last at about 10:00pm at the hospital. He had been suffering from diabetes and other health complications for a long time. He was admitted to the hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19. Though he recovered from COVID-19, he later developed pneumonia. He was put on life support after his condition deteriorated,’ said Biswajit Roy.

Jane Alam was born in Harirampur upazila in Manikganj. He started his music career after the War of Independence. He sang and composed hundreds of popular songs. His notable songs are namely Ekti gandhamer lagia, Skul khuilachhe re maula, Kali chhara kalamer kono mulya nai, Phul chhara phaguner namtai britha, Tumi piriti shikhaiya, Doyal baba kebla kaba and others.

‘Jane Alam’s first namaz-e-janaza was held at Modhubagh Madrasah at 10:00am on Wednesday. Following which, his body was taken to his ancestral home at Jatrapur village under Harirampur upazila in Manikganj district. His second namaz-e-janaza was held at his village home and he was buried after Asr prayer,’ Zahirul Islam Sohel, owner of music label CD Choice, told New Age.

He is survived by his two sons.

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