Staff Correspondent: Renowned singer Subir Nandi has died.
He breathed his last around 4:30am on Tuesday at a hospital in Singapore. He was 66.
Dr Samanta Lal Sen, chief coordinator of National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, who also supervised his treatment, confirmed this.
The Ekushey Padak winner was taken to Singapore on April 30 at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s direction, two weeks after he was admitted to Combined Military Hospital following a heart attack.
Earlier, Subir Nandi was admitted to Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka on April 14 after he fell ill while returning to Dhaka from Srimangal by a train. The singer suffered a cardiac arrest soon after he was taken to the CMH emergency department.
He underwent a bypass surgery in the USA in 2013 for critical triple vessel coronary artery disease and had an angioplasty in the USA earlier this year.
Born in 1953 in Sylhet, Subir spent his childhood in Dhaka and Kolkata. His father was a doctor and medical officer at Teliapara Tea Estate.
Subir and his nine siblings learnt music from Ustad Babar Ali Khan. He recorded his first song in 1972. It was written by Mohammed Muzakker and composed by Ustad Mir Kasem.
Subir Nandi won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer five times for his performance in the films Mahanayak (1984), Shuvoda (1986), Srabon Megher Din (1999), Megher Pore Megh (2004) and Mohua Sundori (2015).
He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2019.
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