Andrew Kishore needs more money for treatment

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:06, Jan 15,2020


Andrew Kishore

Eight-time National Film Award winning playback singer Andrew Kishore, who has been suffering from Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, needs more money for his treatment.

The treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that originates in the lymphatic system, costs a lot of money.

Andrew Kishore has been staying in Singapore for the last four and a half months. The singer rented a flat near the Singapore General Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital a month ago for chemotherapy.

When contacted, Andrew Kishore’s pupil Momen Biswas said, ‘He has been staying at the hospital for a month now.  His wife and son are there with him. The doctor had earlier informed us that the chemotherapy will finish before February. However, they have stopped chemotherapy midway due to health problems. If things improve, they will resume the chemo’.

Around Tk 3.5 crore is needed to cover total treatment costs of Andrew Kishore, informed Momen Biswas.

‘After he received financial assistance of Tk 10 lakh from the prime minister, he sold his flat in Rajshahi. Besides, people raised money by arranging charity concerts in the UK and the United States but we still need more money. Andrew Kishore needs an estimated Tk 3.5 crore for treatment, which he can’t afford,’ added Momen.

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