Noted music composer, lyricist and also the popular singer Lucky Akhond died on Friday evening at hospital in the capital at the age of 61. He had been suffering from lung cancer for long.
According to the family sources, he breathed his last at Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital in Dhaka around 5:30pm.
In 2015, the freedom fighter-artist first diagnosed with lung cancer. He was treated in a Thailand hospital then after receiving financial help from the prime minister's fund. He was then given chemotherapy in Dhaka.
Doctors at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) have lost hope of his recovery when his condition deteriorated in the end of the February this year (2017) saying it's the last stage. There is nothing to do other than praying for him.
Born in 1955 in Old Dhaka, Lucky was enlisted as a music composer of HMV Pakistan when he was barely 14 and a musician of HMV India at 16.
Akhand was a rage in the 1980s, when he doubled up as a singer, lyricist, composer and music director.
His first album 'Lucky Akhand' was released by record label Sargam in 1984.
"Eiye Neel Monihar", "Amay Deko Na", "Ritiniti Jani Na", "Age Jodi Jantam" and "Sumona" are some songs of this album that made him famous.
After his brother Happy Akhand's death in 1987, Lucky withdrew from the music world.
Then, after a decade, he hit the stage again in 1998 with two albums "Porichoy Kobe Hobe" and "Bitrishna Jibone Amar".
He has been a regular in many live music sessions on television ever since.