Naquib Khan, renowned singer-composer-songwriter and founding frontman of pop-rock band Renaissance, has tested positive for Covid-19.
"Naquib Khan has been tested positive for COVID-19. Please keep him in prayers," lyricist Shahid Mahmud Jangi wrote on his Facebook wall on Friday night, UNB reports.
According to singer Kumar Bishwajit, the eminent musician wasn't feeling well for the past few days; so he opted for a coronavirus test. Despite having any major symptoms, his test result came back positive on Thursday. He is now self-isolating in his residence.
Often regarded as one of the most respected and iconic Bangladeshi music artists, Khan founded Renaissance in 1985. Prior to that, he was a key member of another iconic Bangladeshi band Souls.
Naquib Khan is known for many of his majestic compositions for Renaissance including Valo Lage Jochhona Raatey, Hridoy Kadamatir Kono Murti Noy, Accha Keno Manushgulo Emon Hoye Jay, Aj Je Shishu and more. He also composed many other successful projects outside his band including Tore Putul er Moto Kore Shajiye (Kumar Bishwajit), Mon Shudhu Mon Chhuyechhe (Souls), Ekhon Onek Raat (Ayub Bachchu) and more.
Apart from being a successful musician, Khan is currently serving as the Corporate Affairs Director for Nestle Bangladesh Limited.