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Folk singer Bari Siddiqui on life support

Published : Sunday, 19 November, 2017 at 12:00 AM  Count : 495
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Bari Siddiqui

Bari Siddiqui

Eminent folk singer-flautist Bari Siddiqui has been put on life support in the capital's Square Hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest on November 17.
Siddiqui, who was suffering from multiple complications including kidney problems and diabetes, suffered a cardiac arrest on Friday night and was moved to the intensive care unit of Square Hospital.
Bari Siddiqui was born in 1954. He is a folksinger-songwriter, flutist and folk musician. He got his formal vocal training at the age of 12 under Gopal Dutt of Netrokona. Since 1981, Bari took lessons for six years under Ustad Aminur Rahman. He later got professional tutelage under V. G. Karnaad in Pune, India. He earned his bachelor's from the University of Dhaka and joined Bangladesh Television in about 1985.
Siddiqui was awarded the Bachsas Award for his music direction in the film Srabon Megher Din (1999) for the song Showa Chan Pakhi was awarded for his singing not for composing.

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