Eminent folk singer, flautist Bari Siddiqui passes away


PV Desk : Eminent folk singer, composer and flautist Bari Siddiqui has passed away.

The 63-year-old breathed his last at 2:30am Friday at Dhaka’s Square Hospital, his son Sabbir Siddiqui told Glitz.

The veteran musician was admitted to hospital with heart and kidney complications on Nov 17 and was put under intensive care for seven days under the supervision of Dr Abdul Wahab, a cardiologist.

However, his condition showed no signs of improvement.

His mortal remains were taken to the Dhaka University Central Mosque where his fans and cultural personalities took part in a funeral prayer.

Another funeral prayer was held at the Bangladesh Television premises afterwards.

The mortal remains will be taken to Netrokona later the day where he will be buried at Challisha Kali village after a funeral prayer at the Netrokona Government College field, said his son.

Siddiqui’s musical talent became widely recognised in the 1990s when he performed as a playback singer in Humayun Ahmed’s films.

Many of Siddiqui’s film songs, mostly folk-based and spiritual, are still popular among music lovers.