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Mita Huq laid to rest in Keraniganj

Ekushey Padak-winning Rabindra Sangeet singer Mita Huq was buried next to her parents’ grave at the family graveyard in Keraniganj after Zohr prayers today.

Mita Huq’s son-in-law Mostafiz Shaheen has confirmed the matter informing that her namaz-e-janaza was also held there.

Earlier, the body of Mita was taken to the Chayanat Bhaban in the capital around 11am where people from all walks of life including her family members and several people from the cultural arena paid their last tributes to her.

Mita Huq died this morning while undergoing treatment at a hospital in the city at the age of 59.

She was admitted to the hospital as she tested positive for Covid-19.

Four days ago, she was released from the hospital when she tested negative for Coronavirus.

But all of a sudden, she again became sick and then she was admitted to the hospital. She was also suffering from kidney diseases.

Mita Haq, born in September in 1962 in Dhaka, was wife of deceased actor Khaled Khan.

Mita Haq was top graded singer of Bangladesh Beter. Her first Rabindra sangeet album titled ‘Amar Mon Mane Na’ was released in 1990. She has so far sung nearly 200 Rabindra songs. A total of her 24 solo albums . Of the albums, 14 from India and another 10 from Bangladesh – have so far been released.

Mita, who was conferred with Shilpakala Padak in 2016, received Bangla Academy Rabindra Award marking the 156 birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.

She also received the Ekhushey Padak, most prestigious award of the government, in 2020 for playing important role in the Rabindra sangeet.

Source: United News of Bangladesh