President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mourned the death of eight-time National Film Award-winning playback singer Andrew Kishore who breathed his last this evening.
In a condolence message, President M Abdul Hamid expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Andrew Kishore and prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
Andrew Kishore, a popular singer, breathed his last at a clinic in his Rajshahi hometown around 7:00pm. He had been battling cancer since long.
In a separate condolence message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of eminent singer Andrew Kishore.
The prime minister with profound respect recalled Andrew Kishore's contributions to the country's music arena.
She said Andrew Kishore sang a number of popular songs in films and for this, he will remain alive in the hearts of the music-lovers of the country forever.
"His (Andrew Kishore's) death is an irreparable loss to the country's music industry," the premier added.
Sheikh Hasina prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family members.
The prime minister earlier took the responsibility for the treatment of Andrew Kishore and gave financial assistance to this end, PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS.