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Fakir Alamgir no more

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Published: 08:19, 24 July 2021   Update: 08:35, 24 July 2021
Fakir Alamgir no more

Eminent Bangladeshi folk singer Fakir Alamgir is no more.

The legendary singer died around 10.56pm on Friday while he was on ventilation of a Covid unit of a hospital.

Mashuque Alamgir Rajeeb, son of the singer, confirmed the matter.

The singer, who had previously tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19), was put on life support on Sunday night as his health condition deteriorated.

He 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.

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

After the independence of the country, Alamgir 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’, and ‘Banglar Comrade Bondhu’ became very popular and achieved monumental success.