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Noted singer Andrew Kishore no more

Noted singer Andrew Kishore no more

Renowned singer Andrew Kishore died at a private clinic in Rajshahi this evening. Andrew Kishore, who was battling with cancer, breathed his last at 6:55 p.m. at the clinic in his hometown Rajshahi, local media reported citing family sources.

The eight-time National Film Award-winning singer was undergoing treatment at the clinic, owned by his sister Dr Shikha Biswas, for the last couple of days, the sources added.

Andrew Kishore returned home by a special flight on Jun 11 after taking treatment in Singapore for nine months. Since then, he had been living in Rajshahi, said Dr Patrick Bipul Biswas, brother-in-law of the late singer.

President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Andrew Kishore.

In separate condolence messages, they prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.