Dhaka, 25 Nov, Abnews: Noted folk singer and composer Bari Siddiqui breathed his last at a city hospital early Friday.
The 63-year old singer breathed his last at around 2:00am.
The noted singer had been on life support at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital since Saturday.
Siddiqui, born on November 15, 1954, trained in music from a young age under Ustad Gopal Dutt, Ustad Aminur Rahman, Babir Khan and Pannalal Ghosh during the formative years of his life.
He also began playing the bansuri (bamboo flute) and trained under noted classical flautist VG Karnad in India.
The eminent singer obtained his bachelor’s degree from Dhaka University and joined Bangladesh Television in 1985.
He won the BACHSAS Award for his music direction in the film, Srabon Megher Din, 1999, for the song Showa Chan Pakhi.
He also released a folk album, ‘Lokhkho Tara’, in 2000.