Ailing Akhond, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in September last year, has already gone through a surgery and a series of chemotherapy sessions abroad, but apparently refraining from taking five more chemotherapy sessions as prescribed by the physician due to a financial crisis.
Recently, after returning from Bangkok, his physical condition deteriorated and he was admitted to the Ibrahim Memorial Cardiac (BIRDEM) Hospital in the capital's Shahbagh area. He might be transferred to United Hospital at any time, according to his daughter Mamminti.
Although Akhond had refused to take any financial help in the beginning, recently at a television interview, the talented artist had sought help from the government and his fans.
In an interview with Maasranga Television, Akhond said: “Government aid will be good. I ask for help for my treatment from the government and my fans.”
A bit embarrassed, his daughter Mamminti told a Bangla news portal: “I do not want to talk about it anymore. The news was aired in one or two media sources. Don't want too much coverage. Right now, I am very busy with my father. He has been in a very bad physical condition for the last two days. Now I will transfer him to United Hospital.”
A few days back, Akhond was admitted to the hospital, following severe backaches due to the reaction of chemotherapy. After having treatment for six months in Bangkok, he had returned to the country on March 25 and was spending most of his time at home. His physical condition also had improved quite a bit following the chemotherapy.
However, last month, he was scheduled to fly to Bangkok again to receive five more chemo-sessions there, as prescribed by his doctor. Sources said that because of financial constraint, the legend has refrained from taking further treatment.
Lucky Akhond has sung many famous tracks and composed music for many others. “Amay Deko Na”, “Ei Nil Monihar”, “Kobita Porar Prohor Esheche”, “Jekhane Shimanto Tomar”, “Mamonia”, “Likhte pari na Kono Gaan”, “Bhalobeshe Chole Jeo Na”, “Bitrishna Jibone Amar”, “Ki Kore Bolle Tumi”, “Eto Dure Je Chole Gecho”
to name a few.
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