Singer Akbar has died

Akbar Ali

Singer Akbar Ali died on Sunday while undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in the capital. He was 54 years old.

He is survived by his widow and daughter.

The singer’s widow, Kaniz Fatima, told New Age that Akbar Ali died at around 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.

Akbar Ali came into limelight in 2003 after performing in a popular program named Ityadi where he performed the song titled Ekdin Pakhi Ure Jabe Je Akashe. He also gained acclaim by singing the song titled Tomar Haat Pakhar Batase.

He had been suffering from diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease and other complications since 2017. Following which, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina provided financial assistance of Tk 22 lakh for his treatment.

Akbar’s right leg was amputated in October. After his physical condition deteriorated, he was admitted to Birdem General Hospital on 5 November. He was put on life support in hospital on 9 November.

Later, he transferred to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.

He was buried in Jashore after Isha’s prayers.

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