Music maestro and trainer of classical music Ustad Sanjib Dey passed away on Thursday night following a cardiac arrest. He was 68.
He breathed his last around 10:40pm. The noted music-guru suffered a heart attack at his Nayatola house on Thursday night and died while he was being taken to Hospital.A pall of gloom descended on the cultural arena after the news of his death soon spread. His students and well-wishers gathered at his Moghbazar’s Noyatola house on Thursday night to pay their last respects to the artiste.
On Friday morning, he was taken to his Mymensigh’s ancestral home where his last rituals were held.
Ustad Sanjib Dey was the grandson of noted flute player Peyari Mohan Dey and eldest son of famed classical singer and music trainer Pundit Mithun Dey.
He began learning classical music from his father in his childhood. He worked as a teacher of classical music at Chhayanaut from 1974 to 1991.
He was considered as one of the most successful trainers of classical music who was immensely popular among the music enthusiasts.
Reputed singers, music composers and music directors, including, like Shakila Zafar, Sheikh Ishtiaque, Parvin Sultana, Badshah Bulbul, Alam Ara Minu, Doly Sayontoni, Bappa Majumdar, SD Rubel, Aankhi Alamgir, Dinat Jahan Munni, Emon Saha, Ibrar Tipu, Konal, Salma, Kornia are his students.