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Renowned Bangladeshi singer Khalid no more

Renowned Bangladeshi singer Khalid no more

Popular Bangladeshi singer, and the frontman of 'Chime', Khalid, 60, passed away on Monday (Mar 18) evening, due to a cardiac-related incident. Khalid fell ill due to a cardiac arrest at his residence in Panthapath around Iftar time (6:10 p.m.) and was rushed to a city hospital, where he was declared dead, local media reported citing familiar sources.

Born in Gopalganj, Khalid singing from class 1. Since an early age, he started doing live shows at different venues.

Chime was one of the country's first bands, which he started with Ashiquzzaman Tulu, Shawquat Ali Emon, Aly Sumon and others in 1983.

Khalid is best known for his songs 'Shorolotar Protima', 'Himaloy', 'Kono Karonei', 'Tumi Nei Tai', among dozens of other hits during the 90's and 2000's. His major albums with his band Chime are – self-titled 'Chime', 'Nari', 'Jonmo', and 'Kirtonkhola'.

For the last decade, Khalid had been living in the United States, continuing his musical gigs.

Khalid is survived by his wife and son, who live in the USA.

He will be laid to rest in his hometown of Gopalganj.