Famous singer and expotent of Nazrul Sangeet – Sudhin Das has passed away. The Ekushey Padak winner breathed his last on last night around 8:20 p.m ( Tuesday, June-27) at the age of 87 due to old age complications. “He was put into life support after his health started to deteriorate. He also had diabetes and heart problems”- singer Sujit Mustafa has confirmed the news.
Daughter of the late artist – Mitu Das and son-in-law Hasan Mahmud Swapan said the singer caught fever on Monday night, but the temperature did not fell after medication. He stopped speaking at one stage.
“We took father to a hospital at Kalyanpur first and then to National Heart Foundation, where doctors said no bed was available at the ICU, so we admitted him to Apollo Hospitals later and the organs started to become dysfunctional one after another.”
The body would be kept at the hospital’s mortuary and taken to Nazrul Institute in Dhanmondi, where he had worked for long on the Nazrul Sangeet notations, on Thursday morning.
Sammilito Sangskritik Jote President – Golam Quddus said the mortal remains of Das would be taken to the Central Shaheed Minar from Nazrul Institute for the people to pay their last respects.
He would be cremated at Postogola Crematorium then, his relatives said.
Born in Comilla town’s Talpukur in 1930, Sudhin immersed himself into music during his graduation.
He enrolled as a regular Nazrul Sangeet performer at Pakistan Betar in 1948.
After the death of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, he started setting down the original notations of Nazrul’s songs from gramophone records with the help of his wife Neelima Das, who is also a prominent Nazrul Sangeet artiste.
The Nazrul Academy published the first book with the original notations of 25 Nazrul Sangeet in 1985. Later, Nazrul Institute published 33 more books.
His only son famed guitarist and singer Niloy Das died of cardiac failure in 2006.
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