PM asks BD mission to help Andrew Kishore

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 22:44, Jan 19,2020


Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the Bangladesh High Commission in Singapore to extend full support for the treatment of ailing playback singer Andrew Kishore.

‘The prime minister gave this directive to Bangladesh High Commission in Singapore this noon to supervise overall issue of the treatment of Andrew Kishore, who has been suffering from cancer,’ PM’s deputy press secretary Ashraful Alam Khokan told BSS.

Andrew Kishore, the eight-time National Film Award-winning playback singer, is now undergoing treatment at Singapore General Hospital.

He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that originates in the lymphatic system, in September 2019.

‘Earlier, the premier gave financial assistance of Tk 10 lakh to the eminent singer for his treatment,’ Khokan said.

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