RAJSHAHI: Renowned singer Andrew Kishore was laid to eternal rest at Christian cemetery in Rajshahi on Wednesday noon (July 15).
Earlier in the morning, fans and relatives of the playback legend attended his funeral at the Bangladesh church.
His coffin was kept on a makeshift stage at the church premises where people from all walks of life paid their last tributes by placing floral wreaths.
Later at 12:10pm, he was laid to rest at the Church cemetery according to his last wish.
Andrew Kishore passed away on July 6 at the age of 64.
He was undergoing treatment in his sister Shikha Biswas's house in Rajshahi that also adjoins a small clinic.
The health condition of the legendary singer deteriorated quickly after he had returned home from Singapore.
The singer had been undergoing treatment at Singapore General Hospital from September last year. After getting discharge certificate from the hospital in Singapore, he returned Dhaka on June 11 by a special flight. After spending one week in Dhaka, he went to Rajshahi, according to family members.
Andrew Kishore was diagnosed with cancer in September last year. He underwent chemotherapy at Singapore General Hospital. After a nine-month battle, he finally returned to Bangladesh from Singapore.
Eight-time National Film Award-winning singer Andrew Kishore is known for evergreen songs including Jiboner Golpo Achhe Baki Olpo, Dak Diyachhen Doyal Amare, Haire Manush Rongin Fanush, Amar Shara Deho Kheyo Go Mati and Amar Buker Moddhe Khane among others.
BDST: 1650 HRS, JULY 15, 2020