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Singer-composer Lucky Akhand passes away

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UNB, Dhaka : Renowned singer-composer Lucky Akhand passed away here on Friday evening. He was 61.

Lucky Akhand breathed his last at his Armanitola residence around 6 pm after suffering from lung cancer.

Singer Fahmida Nabi posted a status on her Facebook wall announcing the death of Lucky Akhand.

He was diagnosed with grade-IV lung cancer in 2015.

Akhand started his career with self-titled solo album 'Lucky Akhand' in 1984 under the banner of Sargam.

Some of the notable songs of Lucky are 'Agey Jodi Jantam', 'Amay Dekona', 'Mamonia', 'Ei Neel Monihar' and 'Hridoy Amar'.

He won the first prize in "Modern Bangla Songs" category from the Pakistan Art Council in 1969.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death of the noted singer.

In a condolence message, she prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family members.

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