Eminent folk singer, songwriter, flautist and musician Bari Siddiqui was rushed to Dhaka’s Square Hospital after he went into cardiac arrest on Friday around 1pm.
According to his eldest son, Sabbir Siddiqui, the 63-year-old artist was brought to the hospital within 30 minutes after being found unconscious in his home. Siddiqui has been put on life support.
“He has been suffering from kidney related difficulties for a long time now. He was undergoing dialysis for about two years. But yesterday night, he suffered a major heart attack and doctors put him on life support,” Sabbir told the press.
“We can do nothing but pray and wait. Please pray for him,” he added.
The doctors, on the other hand, believe that both his kidneys are damaged.
Starting as early as 12 years old, Siddiqui mastered his musical skills under the guidance of some of the finest musical gurus in Bangladesh and India, including the likes of Ostad Aminur Rahman, Ostad Gopal Dutt and Pandit VG Karnard.
Despite being active for a long time in the local music scene, Siddiqui garnered much praise and accolades for his playback numbers in Humayun Ahmed's 1999 film “Sharaban Megher Dine.”
In 2000 April, the spiritual singer released a folk album titled “Lokhkho Tara.”