File photo of Bengali singer Ayub Bachchu Photograph:( Zee News Network )
'Bachchu underwent heart valve surgery in 2009 and was a regular patient at this hospital. He continued to suffer from heart tissue damage and health complications,'' said Dr. Mirza Nizamuddin.
The famous Bangladeshi singer, songwriter and a guitarist Ayub Bachchu passed away on Thursday at his residence in Dhaka.
The singer suffered cardiac arrest and was rushed to Square Hospital where he was declared dead at 8:40 am, reports said.
The singer aged 56, already had heart problems and underwent heart valve surgery in 2009. According to the doctor treating him, Bachchu had been going for regular check-ups ever since.
“Bachchu underwent heart valve surgery in 2009 and was a regular patient at this hospital. He continued to suffer from heart tissue damage and health complications,'' said Dr. Mirza Nizamuddin.
He further added,''Ayub Bachchu suffered heart failure at his home around 8:30 am and left for Square Hospital with his driver by car. He died on his way to the hospital. He was found dead on arrival after he reached the hospital at 8:40 am. On-duty doctors announced his death at 8:55 am.”
The singer gave many hits in his lifetime, 'Ami To Preme Porini', 'Koshto Pete Bhalobashi, 'Cholo Bodle Jai”, from the 1996 “Ferari” album, is one of the most loved songs in Bangladeshi music.
The singer's 'namaz-e-janaza' will be held at the National Eidgah ground in Dhaka on Friday while the burial will take place at his family graveyard in Chittagong.