Swadhin Bangla’s vocal fighter Anup Bhattacharya passes away
Published: 12:39 PM, 7 May 2021 Updated: 12:40 PM, 7 May 2021
Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste Bir Freedom Fighter Anup Bhattacharya passed away at a hospital in the capital on Thursday night. He was 75 years old.
Confirming his death, lyricist Kabir Bakul said the legendary musician had been suffering from “heart disease and diabetes” for a long time.
He said Anup was taken to Asgar Ali Hospital in the capital as he felt sickness at his residence while the duty doctor of the hospital declared him dead around 7:30 pm.
Anup, also a founder member of the Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha, left behind his two daughters and a host of relatives and admirers to mourn his death.
His body has been kept at the mortuary of BIRDEM hospital while his last rites will take place in the city on Friday.
Born in Zakiganj, Sylhet in 1954, Anup Bhattacharya’s voice is present in ever-present liberation songs including ‘Teer Hara Ei Dheu-er Sagor’, ‘Rokto Diye Naam Likhhechhi’, ‘Purbo Digonte Surjo Utheche’ and ‘Nongor Tolo Tolo’.
Later in his career, Anup emerged as a composer with immensely popular songs like ‘Baishakhi Megher Kachhey Jol Cheye’ and ‘Shuk Pakhi Rey Pinjira Tor’.