RAJSHAHI: Renowned singer Andrew Kishore has passed away. He was 64.
He breathed his last at 6:55pm on Monday (July 6) while undergoing treatment in his sister Shikha Biswas's house in Rajshahi that also adjoins a small clinic.
Dr Patrick Bipul Das, the brother-in-law of the singer, confirmed the matter to Banglanews.
Earlier in the day, the singer was put on oxygen support as his health condition deteriorated around noon.
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: 1940 HRS, JULY 06, 2020