Legendary singer Andrew Kishore passes away

Legendary singer Andrew Kishore has passed away at a hospital in Rajshahi.

He breathed his last at 6:55 pm today while receiving treatment at the intensive care unit of a hospital, according to media report. He breathed his last in a clinic in Rajshahi on today evening. He was 64.

Earlier in the day, his brother-in-law Dr Patrik Bipul Biswas talked about hospitalization of Andrew Kishore. It was reported on Sunday that the health condition of Andrew Kishore, who has been suffering from cancer for a long time, deteriorated further.

His family physician yesterday informed media that Andrew Kishore is in a critical condition and he can’t speak.

Andrew Kishore went to Singapore on September 9 last year and was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that originates in the lymphatic system.

After receiving treatment in Singapore, he returned home on June 11. And he was undergoing treatment at his sister’s house in Rajshahi.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as well as musicians, media personalities, several organisations and expatriates have come forward with assistance for his expensive treatment.