Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) mayor A J M Nasir Uddin has declared yesterday that he will take the necessary steps to change the name of the city’s Probortok Circle into Ayub Bachchu Circle.
“Ayub Bachchu is a valuable person and a treasure of Chittagong”, the mayor said.
“He have fans all across the country and also across the world. He has taken Bangladesh to the next level. In order to honor and keep his legacy alive for the next generation, we have decided to change the name of the Probortok Circle to Ayub Bachchu Circle. If we don’t pay our respect to him then no one will.”
The mayor has also added that there will be a insignia of a guitar at the monument which depicts his famous song “Rupali Guitar”, along with a short bio of his life and career.
A rough design has been published online.
Ayub Bachchu was born in Chittagong on August 16, 1958, and started his music career in his hometown with the band Feelings in 1978. Then he joined the pioneering band, Souls, in 1980.
In 1991, he left Souls after 11 years and formed LRB, which was later renamed to Love Runs Blind from Little River Band. On the same year the band has released two albums – LRB-1 (Madhobi) and LRB-2 (Hawker); and did thousands of gigs in home and abroad.
Bachchu is renowned for his musical scoring of television commercials. Moreover, he has worked as a music director for: the late Khalid Hasn Milu, late Shaikh Ishtiaqe, Nasim Ali Khan, Topon Chowdhury, Hasan Abedur Reza Jewel, Alam Ara Minu, Kaniz Suborna, Rupom, and many others.
On October-18, 2018, Bachchu died of heart attack at around 10 am at the Dhaka’s Square Hospital. He was buried next to his mother at Chittagong.