Renowned Bangladeshi musicologist and litterateur Dr Karunamoy Goswami passed away on Friday night at the age of 74.
Goswami passed away at 11:45pm on Friday at his Baridhara DOHS residence in Dhaka, said family member Sourav Bhattacharya.
Dr Goswami was suffering from high fever since Thursday.
His body is currently at the Samorita Hospital morgue.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death of the eminent music researcher.
In a condolence message, she recalled his outstanding contributions to art, literature and music.
Sheikh Hasina also conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
The funeral services will be held once his children, who currently live in the US and Canada, return to Bangladesh.
Goswami was born on Mar 11, 1942. He was the author of the Bangla Academy publication Sangeet Kosh and wrote many other books on music.
Dr Goswami was a renowned researcher in the fields of Bangla music and Nazrul songs. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2012 by the Government of Bangladesh for his contribution to art and culture, alongside many other honours and accolades.