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Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra singer Bulbul, organiser Ashfaqur die on same day

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Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra singer Bulbul, organiser Ashfaqur die on same day
Ashfaqur Rahman Khan, the radio station’s organizer, and Bulbul Mahalanobis, a well-known vocalist from the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, passed away just hours apart.

According to bdnews24.com, Bulbul was one of the musicians who contributed to the song “Bijoy Nishan Urchhe Oi” (The victory flag soars high), which was played on the radio to commemorate the momentous occasion of Bangladesh’s triumph in the 1971 Liberation War.

Ashfaqur served as a programme manager at the clandestine radio station during the war.

Bulbul passed away at her Dhaka residence around 2 am on Friday after suffering from several complications due to old age, according to Bulbul’s niece Jayita Mahalanobish, an actor and theatre activist. She was 70.

Meanwhile, 81-year-old Ashfaqur died in Dhaka’s Square Hospital around 8:30 am.

Bulbul’s family will make arrangements for her burial after her son returns from America, Jayita said.


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Born on Mar 10, 1953, Bulbul was also an author, recitalist, actor and presenter.

Ashfaqur will be buried in his ancestral home in Munshiganj’s Sholosahar Upazila, according to his relative, Manjar Chowdhury Sweet, a cultural activist.

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