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Folk singer Indra Mohan Rajbongshi passes away

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Published: 11:42, 7 April 2021   Update: 12:08, 7 April 2021
Folk singer Indra Mohan Rajbongshi passes away

Noted folk singer Indra Mohan Rajbongshi has passed away.

He breathed his last at 11.00am on Wednesday at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

Singer Fakir Alamgir confirmed the news.

The folk singer was admitted to Mohakhali Metropolitan Hospital with chest pain on April 1. Later, he tested Covid-19 positive. He was taken to the ICU of a Malibagh hospital. Later, he was shifted to BSMMU after his condition had deteriorated.

Indra Mohan Rajbongshi was the recipient of Ekushey Padak in 2018.

He was involved with Jatra, Palagaan, Nazrul Sangeet and folk songs.

He was admitted to the Bulbul Lalitakala Academy in Nazrul song in the late 1960s and completed the five-year course.

He joined the Government College of Music in 1974.

In 1971, Rajbongshi took part in Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra.

In 1998, Rajbongshi established a folk organisation, Bangladesh Lok Sangeet Parishad (Folk Song Council). It works on to practice, preserve, promote and do research on folk songs.

He wrote about 100 folk songs for children, including songs on our liberation war and language movement.