Azam Khan passes away

Dhaka, June 5 ( — The Bangladeshi Pop guru Azam Khan has died at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka after a long battle against cancer. He was 61. He breathed his last around 10:20 am on Sunday, CMH doctor Col Azizul Islam told He was shifted to the CMH from Square Hospital on June 1 as his condition deteriorated. Earlier, on May 22, the pop singer was admitted to Square Hospital when his pain became unbearable after oral cancer spread to different parts of his body. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and underwent advanced treatment in Singapore twice that year. But he did not follow up on his treatment. Born on Feb 28, 1950, Azam Khan (full name Mahbubul Haque Khan) had fought valiantly against the Pakistani occupation forces in the country’s 1971 Liberation War. He introduced an energetic brand of music, too. His first television concert was aired in 1972 on Bangladesh Television (BTV). His popular songs include ‘Ore Saleka, Ore Maleka’, ‘Jibone Kichhu Pabona Re’, ‘Ami Jare Chaire’, ‘Ashi Ashi Bole Tumi’, ‘Obhimani’, ‘Rail Liner Oi Bostite’, and ‘Hei Allah, Hei Allah Re’.

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