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Fakir Alamgir on life support

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 13:08, 19 July 2021  
Fakir Alamgir on life support

Legendary singer Fakir Alamgir, who had previously tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19), was put on life support at a hospital on Sunday night as his health condition deteriorated.

Confirming the matter, Mashuque Alamgir Rajeeb, son of the singer, said, “My father was put on life support yesterday night as his oxygen saturation level dropped below 45 percent.”

“A medical board was formed to monitor the health condition of his father and it will move forward with a meeting on Monday morning,” Rajeeb said.

He asked the countrymen to pray for the early recovery of his father.

The singer has been undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the United Hospital in the capital from the early hours of Friday.

Fakir Alamgir stepped into the music arena in 1966 and played a vital role during the mass uprising of 1969 as a member of the Kranti Shilpi Gosthi and Gana Shilpi Gosthi.

After the independence of the country, Alamgir has played a pivotal role in the development of Bengali pop music alongside Ferdous Wahid, Azam Khan, Pilu Momtaz and others by combining indigenous tunes with western music.

In his illustrious career, several of his songs including “O Sokhina”, “Shantahar”, “Nelson Mandela”, “Naam Tar Chhilo John Henry”, “Banglar Comrade Bondhu” became very popular and achieved monumental success.

Alamgir worked with Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the Liberation War.

The Ekushey Padak awardee played an important role as a member of Kranti Shilpi Gosthi and Gono Shilpi Gosthi, during the mass upsurge in 1969.