Subir Nandi did not want anyone to cry for him
Recently demised veteran singer Subir Nandi was always motivated for music. Veteran musicians like Shujeo Shyam, Khurshid Alam, Fakir Alamgir, poet-lyricist Jahidul Huq, singer Fahmida Nabi have confirmed this. Even in his final days he wanted to spend time with music. Fakir Alamgir said that till his last days Subir Nandi loved music and had devoted himself to Bangladeshi music. He called Subir Nandi as the Brand Ambassador
Seven months ago in September last year Subir Nandi made a similar pledge in a programme. He was attending the Channel i Music Award to receive his Lifetime Achievement Award. He revealed his last wish there. While addressing the audience there, he first confirmed that both of his kidneys were not functioning. Then he asserted his resolve that he has no problem with music and can sing through the night if required.
Then he asked everyone's prayers so that he could practice music till the end of his life. He also prayed to the Almighty so that he can depart while singing to his tunes.
Fahmida Nabi in her facebook post has also confirmed Subir Nandi's last wish. She recalled that her Subir Uncle was a guest in the first episode of TV celebrity show 'Surer Aina' which she hosted. She knew that Subir Nandi never said no to anyone's plea. Thus she took her chance to implore him about his last wish. Subir replied saying that he did not want anyone to cry after his death and rather wished everyone to sing to him around his body.
Shujeo Shyam testifies this fact. He has revealed that even a couple of months ago Subir Nandi had proposed him to resume with music. At that time Subir Nandi was suffering from the same complications that pursued him to his deathbed. Both of his kidneys had collapsed by then. Still he expressed his willingness to again work with music after getting better. Shujeo Shyam also had assured him that they would return to music. It was a time when Shujeo Shyam was in Bengaluru, India receiving treatment for his cancer. It might be added that just seven months ago a single track by Subir Nandi was released. Shujeo Shyam had composed music of the song titled 'Raj Prasader Jhabatita' with lyric from Panna Lal Dutta.
Faridur Reza Sagar, Managing Director of Channel i yesterday recalled that just a couple of days ago Subir Nandi had paid a visit to Channel i. In that occasion he expressed his wish to work with the new potential children coming for Channel i musical reality competition 'Shera Kantha.' The emotional Sagar then noted that Subir Nandi would forever remain with us through his songs.
Now finally the veteran singer has passed away with more than two thousand and five hundred songs behind to preserve him in people's hearts.