Folk music icon Fakir Alamgir dies of COVID aged 71

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Folk music legend Fakir Alamgir has died from COVID-19 under hospital care in Dhaka at the age of 71, reports bdnews24.com.

He breathed his last at United Hospital around 11pm on Friday, his son Mashuque Alamgir Rajeeb said.

Known as a Gana Sangeet singer, later a pop artist, and his work with Swadhina Bangla Betar Kendra during the 1971 Liberation War, he won the Ekushey Padak, the second highest civilian award, in 1999.