Aurthohin frontman ‘Bassbaba’ Sumon and his son test positive for Covid-19
Bangladeshi band Aurthohin's frontman Saidus Salehin Khaled, popularly known as 'Bassbaba' Sumon, and his son Ahnaf Salehin Khaled, have tested positive for Covid-19.
Sumon shared this information himself with a Facebook post today.
"Ahnaf and I tested positive for Covid-19. Everyone please keep us in your prayers," he wrote.
The singer-songwriter-musician has been battling cancer for almost a decade now, and was undergoing treatment abroad.
His last public appearance was at the Joy Bangla concert on March 7 at Army Stadium in the capital, where he made a surprise performance alongside his longtime musical companion, music director Fuad Al Muqtadir.
"This might be my last concert, my very last stage performance," Sumon had said at the concert.
One of the most popular artists in the Bangladeshi band music sphere, Sumon founded Aurthohin in 1998. He previously played for other iconic bands such as Warfaze and Feelings.
Often considered as the most influential and best bass guitarists in the country, Sumon earned the nick of "Bassbaba" for his unique and flamboyant style of bass playing.
He is currently serving as the assistant general secretary for Bangladesh Musical Band's Association (BAMBA), and director of Khaled Group of Companies.