Lucky Akhand dies battling lung cancer

Dhaka,  Sat,  27 May 2017
Published : 21 Apr 2017, 19:50:05 | Updated : 21 Apr 2017, 20:20:02
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Lucky Akhand dies battling lung cancer

Legendary singer-composer, also a freedom fighter, Lucky Akhand is no more. He has died on Friday battling lung cancer at the age of 61.

His daughter Mum Minti Akhand Noor confirmed the news of his death on Friday evening, reports bdnews24.com.

News agency UNB says, Lucky Akhand breathed his last at his Armanitola residence around 6pm. He was diagnosed with grade-IV lung cancer in 2015.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death of the noted singer.

In a condolence message, she prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family members.

Meanwhile, bdnews24.com also says, Akhand was a rage in the 1980s, when he doubled up as a singer, lyricist, composer and music director.

His first album 'Lucky Akhand' was released by record label Sargam in 1984.

"Eiye Neel Monihar", "Amay Deko Na", "Ritiniti Jani Na", "Age Jodi Jantam" and "Sumona" are some songs of this album that earned him a huge fan following.

After his brother Happy Akhand died in 1987, Lucky withdrew himself from music.

Then, after a decade, he hit the stage again, in 1998 with two albums "Porichoy Kobe Hobe" and "Bitrishna Jibone Amar".

He had been a regular in many live music sessions on television ever since.
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