RAJSHAHI: Legendary singer Andrew Kishore will be laid to eternal rest on July 15 at Christian cemetery at CNB intersection area in Rajshahi metropolitan.
His brother-in-law Dr Patrick Bipul Biswas said his funeral would be held after his expatriate son and daughter returns from Australia on July 8 and July 13 respectively.
The body of the renowned singer will be taken to the Central Shaheed Minar of Rajshahi University at around 11:00 am on July 15 so that people could pay their last tributes to him.
Earlier on Monday evening (July 6), singer Andrew Kishore passed away. He was 64.
He breathed his last at 6:55pm while undergoing treatment in his sister Shikha Biswas's house in Rajshahi that also adjoins a small clinic.
Earlier on that day, he was put on oxygen support as his health condition deteriorated.
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: 1955 HRS, JULY 07, 2020