Bangladesh Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said rock singer Ayub Bachchu’s sudden death is a big loss for the country and its cultural arena.
Quader, also Road, Transport and Bridges Minister, said these while talking to newsmen at Central Shaheed Minar, where he and his party colleagues paid tribute to the late singer by placing wreath at his coffin.
Mentioning that the rock singer Bachchu believed in the spirit of War of Liberation and he used to start all his concerts by playing national anthem on guitar, Quder added that Ayub Bachchu was very active against drugs and violence against women.
Praising departed Ayub Bachchu’ work and creations, the AL leader further said, “He took the band song of Bangladesh to high level.”
Awami League office secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Jubo League chairman Omar Faruk Chowdhury and Dhaka city (south) Awami League general secretary Shahe Alam Murad were present on the occasion, among others.
The LRB band founder breathed his last yesterday morning following a cardiac arrest at his Moghbazar residence at the age of 56 leaving behind wife, a son and a daughter alongside a huge number of relatives, disciples and admirers to mourn his death.
LRB sources said he was rushed to city’s Square Hospital around 9 am yesterday (Thursday) as the prominent singer fell sick where the on-duty doctors declared him dead.