Prominent folk singer, researcher and Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra vocal artiste Indramohan Rajbongshi died of Covid-19 at a hospital in Dhaka on Wednesday.
Indramohan, who had tested positive for Covid-19, breathed his last at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) around 10:20 am.
The Ekushey Padak recipient was admitted to the hospital on Monday with multiple health complications.
In the early 1950s’, Rajbongshi started to learn music from his grandfather Krishna Das Rajbongshi.
In 1998, Rajbongshi established a folk organisation, Bangladesh Lok Sangeet Parishad (Folk Song Council).
He wrote about 100 folk songs for children, songs on the Liberation War and the Language Movement.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Indramohan Rajbangshi.
In a condolence message, she said that the contribution of the Ekushey Padak winning brilliant singer in flourishing the country’s folksongs will be remembered.
She prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.
Source: United News of Bangladesh