Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Eminent singer Subir Nandi no more

Published 11:48 pm | May 07, 2019

Eminent singer and composer Subir Nandi died of multiple organs failure following heart attacks at a hospital in Singapore early today.

He was 66.

Subir Nandi, who was suffering from different ailments, breathed his last around 4.30am at the Singapore hospital, family sources said.

He is survived by his wife and a daughter.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Ekushey award-winning singer Subir Nandi.

In separate messages, they recalled the contribution of the renowned singer to the country’s cultural arena.

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Deputy Speaker Md Fazle Rabbi Miah, Deputy Leader of the House Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury and Chief Whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury Liton, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed, Science and Technology Minister Architect Yeafesh Osman and Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury also condoled the death of the noted singer.

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, State Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives Swapan Bhattacharya and State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid also mourned his death.

On April 30 last, Nandi was taken to the Singapore hospital for better treatment at the initiative of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

On April 14, he was admitted to the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka as he fell sick on his way to Dhaka from Sylhet.

The legendary singer won National Film Award for five times for his performance in the films Mahanayak (1984), Shuvoda (1986), Srabon Megher Din (1999), Megher Pore Megh (2004) and Mohua Sundori (2015).

He was awarded Ekushey Padak this year.


Nandi’s body will be flown to Dhaka tomorrow. From the airport, the body will be taken to the Central Shaheed Minar premises here at 11am so that fans, friends, admirers, well-wishers and others can pay their last tributes to the legendary singer, Sammilita Sangskritik Jote President Golam Quddus told BSS.

Later, his body will be taken to Ramkrishna Math and Mission around 12.30pm.

The singer will be cremated at Baradeshwari Kalimandir crematorium at Sabujbagh in the city.

Born on November 19 in 1953 in Habiganj, Nandi’s musical career started since 1970s. He sang notable songs like “Tumi Emoni Jaal Petecho Shongshare”,”Amar Ei Duti Chokh Pathor To Noi”,”Ek Je Chilo Sonar Konna”,”O Amar Ural Ponkhire”.

His work in the film Mahanayak (1984) made him got the breakthrough. He also received his first national film award in his career for the playback.

He went on singing songs like Shrabon Megher Din and Megher Opare Megh. He was awarded National Film Award for both of the films.

In 1994, Nandi rendered songs at the House of Commons in United Kingdom. Nandi’s career spans almost four decades. Since the beginning, he has collaborated with most of the music directors of our country. He worked with yesteryear composers such as Alauddin Ali, Prodeep Saha, Satya Saha, Somor Das, Sheikh Saadi Khan, Alam Khan as well as with the new generation youngsters such as Habib Wahid, SI Tutul, Bappa Majumdar, Emon Saha, Showkat Ali Emon and Kabir Bokul.

He has sung duets with all of his contemporary female artists such as Runa Laila, Sabina Yasmin, Ferdousi Rahman, Kanak Chapa, Shahnaz Rahmatullah and Rijia Parveen.


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