Renowned singer Andrew Kishore died on Monday evening at the age of 64.
He breathed his last at his sister's house in the Mahishabathan area of Rajshahi at 6:55 pm.
Confirming the matter to The Business Standard, Andrew Kishore's family friend and cultural figure Shafiqul Alam Babu said, "Kishore had been kept on life support for the past two days due to his deteriorating health condition. He died this evening."
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at his death and mourned him.
Andrew Kishore remains alive in the hearts of the country's people through his songs, the prime minister said in a condolence message.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid also mourned Kishore's death.
Andrew Kishore was born on November 4 in 1955. The renowned Bangladeshi playback singer's notable songs include Jiboner Golpo Achhe Baki Olpo, Dak Diyachhen Doyal Amare, Haire Manush Rongin Fanush, Amar Shara Deho Kheyo Go Mati, Amar Buker Moddhe Khane, Amar Babar Mukhe Prothom Jedin Shunechilam Gan, Bhengeche Pinjor Meleche Dana, and Shobai To Bhalobasha Chae.
He won the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer eight times for the films Boro Bhalo Lok Chhilo (1982), Surrender (1987), Khotipuron (1989), Padma Meghna Jamuna (1991), Kabul (1996), Aaj Gaye Holud (2000), Saajghor (2007) and Ki Jadu Korila (2008).