POST TIME: 16 May, 2020 08:35:29 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 17 May, 2020 02:00:18 PM
Musician Azad Rahman passes away
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Musician Azad Rahman passes away

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Noted singer and composer Azad Rahman passed away at the Bangladesh Specialized Hospital in the city this afternoon. He was 76.

“Azad Rahman breathed his last at 4.00 today,” said a spokesperson of Bangladesh Film Directors’ Association.

He left behind his wife, three daughters, and a host of relatives and admirers to mourn his death.

Azad, also music director and filmmaker, used to practice khayal, a modern genre of Hindustani classical music, along with other classical music.

Born on January 1 in 1944 in Bardhaman, India, Azad Rahman obtained his bachelor (Honours) degree in Khayal from Rabindra Bharati University.

He started his career as a music director with working in the Kolkata Bangla movie Miss Priyonboda.

The noted musician received several awards, including National Film Award in the best music director and singer category.