Mita Huq’s demise: Loss of a soulful Tagore singer

Culture Desk

12 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Mita Huq’s demise: Loss of a soulful Tagore singer

Mita Huq, a renowned Rabindra Sangeet singer, who won the hearts of music lovers with her soulful performances, has passed away. She breathed her last at a hospital in the capital at 6:20am on Sunday with coronavirus-related complications.

 Born on September 6, 1962, Mita Huq was the wife of renowned actor Khaled Khan and niece of Tagore researcher Wahidul Huq. 

The demise of Mita Huq left a void in the country’s cultural arena. Her co-workers, fans and people from all walks of life mourned the death of the artiste.

Mita Huq began her musical journey at a very early age. She received her training from music maestros Wahidul Huq, Sanjida Khatun and Ustad Mohammad Hossain Khan. At the age of eleven, she participated in the International Children’s Festival in Berlin. Later in 1976, she started taking formal music lessons from tabla player Mohammad Hossain Khan.

The singer was a regular performer in Bangladesh Television and radio since 1977. She was listed as the highest grade artiste of the Bangladesh Betar.

Mita Huq was the Founder Director and Teacher of the Music Training and Performance Group, Shurotirtha and was the Head of the Department of Rabindra Sangeet at Chhayanaut. She was also the General Secretary and Vice-President of the Rabindra Sangeet Shommelon Parishad.

In her vivid career, she had 14 solo musical albums released from India and 10 musical albums released in Bangladesh. She was awarded Ekushey Padak by the Government of Bangladesh in 2020 and the Rabindra Puraskar from Bangla Academy in 2017 for her contributions to music. 

Mita Huq is survived by her only daughter Farhin Khan Joyita.