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Andrew Kishore will remain alive in hearts of music-lovers: PM

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Published: 16:41, 6 July 2020   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of legendary singer Andrew Kishore.

In a condolence message, the premier with profound respect recalled Andrew Kishore’s contributions to the country’s music arena.

She said Andrew Kishore sang a number of popular songs in films and for this, he will remain alive in the hearts of the music-lovers of the country forever.

“His (Andrew Kishore’s) death is an irreparable loss to the country’s music industry,” she added.

Sheikh Hasina prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family members.

Andrew Kishore, the eight-time National Film Award winning singer, breathed his last at a clinic in his hometown Rajshahi on Monday evening.

Andrew Kishore returned home on the night of June 11 after a 9-month long treatment in Singapore. He flew for the country on September 9 last year. He had been suffering from kidney and hormone-related issues. Besides, he was having cancer.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as well as musicians, media personalities, several organisations and expatriates have come forward with assistance for his expensive treatment.