DHAKA: Ekushey Padak winning Nazrul Sangeet singer and researcher Khalid Hossain passed away at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka Wednesday (May 22) night.
He breathed his last at 10:15pm.
Khalid Hossain's son Asif Hossain confirmed the matter to Banglanews.
Khalid Hossain, 84, was suffering from various old age complications including heart, kidney and lung ailments. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina donated him for treatment.
The singer was born in Krishnanagar of West Bengal, India in 1935. He was a member of the Nazrul Notation Authentication Board at the Nazrul Institute.
He served as president of Bangladesh Nazrul Sangeet Sangstha.
In his long career of six decades, Khalid credited six Nazrul Sangeet albums, 12 Islamic song albums and a modern song album.
He received Ekushey Padak in 2000. Besides, he was honored with many awards including Nazrul Academy Padak, Shilpakala Academy Padak and Churulia Padak from West Bengal.
BDST: 1114 HRS, MAY 23, 2019