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Legendary singer Andrew Kishor passes away

 Entertainment Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:36 PM, 6 July 2020   Updated: 09:01 PM, 6 July 2020

Legendary singer Andrew Kishor passes away

Legendary singer Andrew Kishor passes away

National award-winning singer Andrew Kishor passed away at a clinic in Rajshahi at 6.55 pm after battling with cancer for 10 months. He was 64. The legendary singer has won eight national awards. 

He was born on November 4, 1955, in Rajshahi and he breathed his last at his birthplace. Andrew Kishore had been undergoing treatment at a clinic owned by his sister Shikha Biswas in his hometown Rajshahi.

Earlier, the singer was taken to Singapore on September 9 last year for better treatment due to various complications in his body. After various tests, he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a blood cancer on September 17. He then began treatment under Lim Sun Thai, a physician at the Singapore General Hospital. He returned to the country on June 11 after a long nine-month treatment there. After staying at his Mirpur resident for a few days, he went to his village home in Rajshahi to spend some time alone.

Andrew spent his childhood and adolescence in Rajshahi. Andrew Kishore initially started studying music with Abdul Aziz Bachchu of Rajshahi. In 1977, Kishore came to Dhaka to participate in a talent hunt project initiated by Shahidul Islam, the then director of Transcription Service of Bangladesh Betar. At the program, he rendered the song Soheli O Soheli, composed by Debu Bhattacherjee.

Kishore debuted in playback singing in the film Mail Train (1977) where he sang Ochinpurer Rajkumari Nei Je Tar Keu, composed by Saley Alam Khan. Introduced by A.H.M. Rafique, Kishore made his breakthrough by the song Ek Chor Jay Choley from the film Protikkha, composed by Alam Khan.

Kishore works in his Probaho Media, a production house, which produces television plays, commercials and other productions.

In his music career, Andrew Kishore has won eight National Film Awards, five Bangladesh Film Journalists Association Awards, Meril Prothom Alo Award and many other awards at home and abroad. He is survived by a daughter, a son, and wife. The name of his daughter is Minim Andrew Songa while the son's name Jay Andrew Saptok.