Legendary singer and composer Lucky Akhand has passed away at a Dhaka hospital following prolonged illness. He was 61.
“He breathed his last on Friday evening,” says Ershadul Haque Tingku, who used to look after the singer for past few months, reports Bangla Tribune.
After a two-and-a-half month long stay at the hospital, Lucky Akhand returned to his house in Dhaka’s Armanitola last week.
He was rushed to Mitford Hospital as his condition deteriorated on Friday afternoon.
Doctors there declared him dead around 6:30pm, Tingku added.
Lucky Akhand was diagnosed with grade-IV lung cancer in 2015.
He started his career with self-titled solo album ‘Lucky Akhand’ in 1984 under the banner of Sargam.
Some of the notable songs of Lucky are ‘Agey Jodi Jantam’, ‘Amay Dekona’, ‘Mamonia’, ‘Ei Neel Monihar’ and ‘Hridoy Amar’.
He won the first prize in "Modern Bangla Songs" category from the Pakistan Art Council in 1969.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death of the noted singer.
In a condolence message, she prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family members.