Lyricist Latiful Islam Shibli tests positive for coronavirus

1 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Lyricist Latiful Islam Shibli tests positive for coronavirus

Renowned lyricist, poet and writer Latiful Islam Shibli has tested positive for coronavirus. The songwriter has shared this news himself from his verified Facebook profile on Sunday night, reports UNB.

“Everything is useless when the command of Allah and the decision of destiny do not favour a person - no matter how one keeps doing exercise or maintain a fit body. I have been tested positive for coronavirus. Alhamdulillah, I’m fine so far, just a slight fever and cough, and currently in isolation. Keep me in your prayers,” Shibli wrote on his post.

Known as one of the most prominent lyricists of rock music in Bangladesh from the ’90s, Shibli has penned many iconic and superhit songs including ‘Hashte Dekho Gaite Dekho’, ‘Keu Shukhi Noy’, ‘Koshto’ (Ayub Bachchu); ‘Jail Theke Bolchhi’, ‘Priyo Akashi’, ‘Mannan Miyar Titash Molom’, ‘Natore Station’ (James), ‘Tumi Amar Prothom Shokal’ (Shakila Zafar and Tapan Chowdhury), ‘Hajar Borsha Raat’ (Souls) and more.

As a novelist, Shibli has penned three bestseller novels ‘Darvish (2017), Dokhol (2018) and Asman (2019).

He is also known as a model and acted in television drama and advertisements.

As a dramatist, Shibli wrote popular drama for television, including, ‘Rajkumari’, ‘Highway to Heaven’, ‘The Good Citizen’, ‘Nuru Mia’ the painter and more. 

Shibli has also published three poetry books.