Rock legend Ayub Bachchu passes away

Ayub Bachchu. Star file photo
Ayub Bachchu, the prominent singer, composer and founder of rock band LRB, passed away at his Moghbazar residence in Dhaka this morning at the age of 56.

He was brought to Square Hospital around 9:55am when doctors declared him dead, Tarique, a staff of emergency unit of the hospital, told The Daily Star. 

 He was found unconscious at his Moghbazar residence in the morning.
The first namaz-e-janaza of Ayub Bachchu will be held at Eidgah Moidan after Jummah prayer tomorrow (Friday), his younger brother said while briefing reporters at Square Hospital.

Following his janaza, Ayub Bachchu will be taken to the Central Shaheed Minar, so that his fans and people from all walks of life can pay their last respects.

Fans of legendary singer Ayub Bachchu gather in front of Square Hospital on October 18, 2008, hearing the news of his demise. Photo: Star/ Palash Khan

Bachchu will be buried at his family graveyard in Chittagong on Saturday. His daughter will arrive in Dhaka at 1:00 am on Saturday.

His body will be kept in the hospital’s mortuary till then.

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzmaan Noor expressed deep shock at the death of popular singer Ayub Bachchu.

From creating one of the most timeless soft-rock masterpieces, Cholo Bodley Jai, switching his guitar tone to overdrive for the heavy metal-esque Shahbagh Mor, or just simply capturing the masses with his pop venture Ek Akasher Tara Tui,  Ayub managed to embed his own style in Bangladeshi music.

Bachchu was the son of Haji Mohammad Ishuque Chowdhury and Late Nurjahan Parvin. He grew up in the port city, in a joint family, surrounded by cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Source: thedailystar

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