Renowned sarod player ustad Shahadat Hossain Khan died at a city hospital on Saturday evening at the age of 62.
He breathed his last while undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at Crescent Hospital.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters, as well as numerous students and fans. Shahadat Hossain was admitted to Crescent Hospital 12 days ago.
His nephew sitar player Firoz Khan confirmed the death to the media.
Shahadat Hossain Khan was born on July 7, 1956 in a musical family in Cumilla. His father Ustad Abed Hossain Khan was a renowned musician and sitar player.
His grandfather Ustad Ayet Ali Khan was a renowned musician of the subcontinent and younger brother of Ustad Alauddin Khan.
His two uncles are renowned musician Bahadur Hossain Khan and music researcher and writer Mubarak Hossain Khan.
Ustad Shahadat Hossain was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 1994 for his contribution to music. He was also felicitated by the State Music Academy, Calcutta.
BDST: 1222 HRS, NOV 29, 2020