Noted singer Farida Parveen, who recently tested positive for Covid-19, is undergoing treatment at Universal Medical College Hospital in Dhaka. According to her son, Imam Zafar Nomani, she is currently staying in a cabin at the hospital. "My mother is facing breathing problems. We found out that nearly fifty percent of my mother's lungs are infected, after her CT scan reports came out. We request all of our well-wishers to pray for her," he added. Earlier, the singer was staying at home under special supervision, as per her doctor's advice.
Farida Parveen's songs have been appreciated by listeners both at home and abroad. She was born on December 31, 1954, in Natore. She was introduced to Lalon Sangeet under the tutelage of Mokshed Ali Shah.
Brought up in Kushtia, the singer started out with Nazrul Sangeet in 1986 as a listed artiste of Rajshahi Betar. Later, in 1973, her patriotic songs started gaining ground among her fans. She is also the founder of Ochin Pakhi Sangeet Academy.