Friday, 17 September, 2021
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PM mourns death of folk icon Fakir Alamgir

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of one of the members of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kedra, and prominent Gono Sangeet artist of the country Fakir Alamgir.

In a condolence message shortly after news broke of the singer's death, she said that the role of Fakir Alamgir will always be remembered for his contribution in the musical arena of the country, especially his role in popularising Gono Sangeet.

She prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader and State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alamalso released statements to mourn an iconic figure's passing.

Momen, in a message, expressed deep shock at the death of freedom fighter and singer Fakir Alamgir.

"Fakhir (sic) Alamgir was a shining star of the country's cultural arena. People will remember his contributions forever," he said.

Fakir Alamgir, who emerged as Gono Sangeet (the songs of the masses) singer for his outstanding contributions to inspiring the people to join the country's 1971 Liberation War, passed away on Friday night.