Ekushey Padak winning Nazrul sangeet singer and researcher Khalid Hossain passed away at on Wednesday (May 22) night at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka, local media reported.
He was 84.
On May 4, the singer was admitted to NICVD as he was suffering from different complications including heart and lung ailments.
Khalid Hossain worked as a teacher and examiner of Nazrul Sangeet at various universities and institutes including Dhaka University and National University.
The Ekushey Padak winning singer was born in Krishnanagar of West Bengal, India in 1935. He was a member of the Nazrul Notation Authentication Board at the Nazrul Institute. In his long career of six decades, Khalid credited many Nazrul Sangeet albums.
He was awarded with Ekushey Padak in 2000. Besides, he received many awards including Nazrul Academy Padak, Shilpakala Academy Padak and Churulia Padak from West Bengal.
Khalid Hossain served as president of Bangladesh Nazrul Sangeet Sangstha.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Khalid Hossain. In a condolence message, the prime minister recalled the contributions of Khalid Hossain to the field of music, especially Nazrul Sangeet.
“His death is an irreparable loss to the field,” she added.
Sheikh Hasina prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.