Sunday, October 20, 2019

Mortal remains of Subir Nandi arrive in Dhaka

  • Staff Correspondent,
    Published: 2019-05-08 11:07:30 BdST

The body of the revered singer Subir Nandi has been brought back to Dhaka from Singapore.

The coffin will be placed at the Central Shaheed Minar for an hour from 11am on Wednesday for fans, friends and colleagues alike to pay their final respects to the legendary artiste. His last rites will then be performed at Sabujbagh's Borodeshwari Kali Temple.

Nandi, who made an indelible mark on Bangla music, died at the age of 66 while under treatment at Singapore General Hospital on early Tuesday.

Golam Kuddus, president of Sammilita Sangskritik Jote, told that the flight carrying the body of Nandi reached Dhaka at 6:30 am on Wednesday. His coffin was subsequently taken to his at the capital's Green Road.

The noted singer's body was then taken to the Dhakeshwari Temple at 9am. A delegation of the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council paid tribute to Nandi there.

People from all walks of life are set to congregate at the Central Shaheed Minar between 11am and 12pm for a farewell ceremony arranged by Sammilita Sangskritik Jote.

The body will then be taken to the Borodeshwari Kali Temple's crematorium via the Ramakrishna Mission around 1pm.

Nandi, an Ekushey Padak winner, was suffering from kidney complications for a long time and was taken to Singapore on Apr 30. He was first admitted to the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka on Apr 14 after he fell ill on his way to Dhaka from Sylhet.

Hasina suggested that Nandi be taken to Singapore for advanced treatment.

President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have mourned the death of the veteran singer.

Nandi bagged the National Film Award in the category of the Best Male Playback Singer four times for his performance in as many films.