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Andrew Kishore diagnosed with cancer, getting treatment in Singapore

  • Published at 09:30 pm September 22nd, 2019
Andrew Kishore in Singapore Genereal HGospital
Andrew Kishore is getting chemotherapy in Singapore General Hospital | Facebook

Andrew went to the Singapore General Hospital along with his wife, and singer Jahangir Sayeed on September 9 for his primary checkup. Their initial plan was to return to Dhaka within three to four days after the checkup was done. That plan has changed now, and Andrew needs to go through 18 sessions of chemotherapy

Legendary Bangladeshi playback singer Andrew Kishore has recently been diagnosed with cancer.  He had an adrenal gland tumour in his body, which later formed into cancer.

Andrew went to the Singapore General Hospital along with his wife, and singer Jahangir Sayeed on September 9 for his primary checkup. Their initial plan was to return to Dhaka within three to four days after the checkup was done. That plan has changed now, and Andrew needs to go through 18 sessions of chemotherapy.

Jahangir Sayeed said: “The physicians have said he needs to undergo one chemo each week, and one of them is already completed, which leaves 17 more. So he’ll have to stay in Singapore for three straight weeks. I have returned to Dhaka at the moment but will leave again soon.”

Sayeed also said that Andrew had kidney, and hormone related issues which caused his sudden weight loss, and many other health issues. His adrenal gland has also grown bigger than usual. Singapore doctors confirmed that the tumour inside it caused the cancer.

Previously, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave financial assistance to the popular singer, Andrew Kishore on September 8. She handed a cheque of Tk10 lakh to the singer at her residence in Ganabhaban.

Andrew Kishore never disclosed the clear explanation on receiving the cheque from the PM, which started a social media debate among the netizens of Bangladesh. Almost two weeks later, the news of his illness was finally disclosed.

Singer Andrew Kishore's name will be forever associated with the music of Bangladesh's film industry. Among his many popular songs, most notable are Jiboner Golpo Ache Baki Olpo, Haire Manush Rongin Fanush, Dak Diachen Doyal Amare, Amar Shara Deho Kheyo Go Mati, Amar Buker Moddhe Khane, Amar Babar Mukhe Prothom Jedin Shunechilam Gan, Bhengeche Pinjor Meleche Dana, and Shobai To Bhalobasha Chae.

Andrew received National film awards a total of eight times for play-back singing in films. His debut in play-back singing occurred in 1977, in the film Mail Train. He sang Ochinpurer Rajkumari Nei Je Tar Keu, which was composed by Saley Alam Khan.