He contracted Covid-19 last month and was put on life support on Sunday
National award-winning music director Farid Ahmed has passed away at a Dhaka hospital after a 20-day battle with Covid-19.
He breathed his last around 9:30am on Tuesday at Square Hospital, his close friend and renowned lyricist Farida Farhana said, according to media reports.
He was put on life support there on Sunday, after being moved from the Intensive Care Unit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMUH).
The musician, who won the National Film Award in 2017 for his work in "Tumi Robe Nirobe", had tested positive for Covid-19 last month, along with his wife, Shiuly Akhter.
As his condition deteriorated, he was taken to the BSMMUH on March 25. Even though his wife recovered, Farid was still suffering from kidney and diabetes-related complications alongside Covid-19, which also damaged 60% of his lungs, according to physicians who treated him.
According to his daughter Durdana Farid, the namaz-e-janaza of Farid Ahmed will be held at Kalabagan Second Lane’s Law College field after Asr prayers, reports UNB.
He will be laid to eternal rest at the Martyred Intellectual Graveyard, Rayer Bazaar in the capital.
Farid Ahmed won the National Film Award in 2017 as the music director in the film "Tumi Robe Nirobe." In his esteemed career, he is known for creating many remarkable theme songs for popular television shows including the immensely popular title song "Keu Keu Obiraam Chupi Chupi" for Ityadi, as well as the title tracks of Hridoye Mati O Manush and Channel-i Shera Kontho, to name a few.
He is also credited for directing more than 300 background scores for television serials and over 3,000 background scores for package dramas.
As one of the talented and renowned face in the industry, Ahmed is also noted for his collaboration with major artistes in many popular tracks including "Tumi Chara Ami Jeno Morubhumi" with Kumar Bishwajit, "Ferari Siren" with Runa Laila and "Dalchhut Projaputi" with Sabina Yasmin and Runa Laila, among others.
He was the general secretary of Resh Foundation, a music group that has been dedicatedly working for the wellbeing of music artistes in Bangladesh.