Singer Bashir Ahmed passes away

Singer Bashir Ahmed passes away

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Legendry singer Bashir Ahmed died at his Mohammadpur residence in the city on Saturday night. He was 74.
Family sources said he had been suffering from various diseases including cancer.His namaz-e-janaza will be held at Zohuri Mohalla Mosque of Mohammadpur at 10 am on Sunday.
He was born at Khidirpur in Kolkata in 1939. The noted singer migrated to Dhaka at the beginning of 1960s. Earlier, he started his career as a playback singer in Urdu films.
A student of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Basir Ahmed was also a lyricist and music director.  He received many awards, including National Film Award and Ekushey Padak.
His popular songs include Ami Sat Sagar Pari Die, Aamake Poratey Jodi, Jare Jabi Jodi Ja. – UNB

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