Sunday, June 5, 2011

Azam Khan passes away,we pray for azam

Country’s Pop Guru Azam Khan is no more. He died Sunday morning at Combined Military Hospital (CMH). He was 62.

Commandant of Dhaka CMH Brig Gen Mehboobul Haque told The Daily Star that Azam Khan suffered a massive cardiac arrest at about 9:30am.

The life support system was taken off at around 10:20am, he said.

The freedom fighter, who was suffering from oral cancer, was admitted to Square Hospital on May 22 as his condition deteriorated. He was given life support.

With his health condition being unimproved, Azam Khan was moved to Dhaka CMH June 1 night.

Since then, the CMH doctors were continuing the treatment prescribed by Square Hospital.

His condition was better on Saturday and he tried to communicate with doctors with gesture, the commandant said.

Azam Khan was undergoing treatment under the supervision of a medical board formed by CMH with consultant physician Maj Gen Rabiul Hossain as its head.

After detecting the cancer, the legendary singer was taken to Singapore on July 14 last year for better treatment. H returned home after treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

During the tumultuous days of 1971 Liberation War, the Pop Guru inspired people to fight against the Pakistani regime with his music.

Azam Khan left behind his two daughters and one son to mourn at his death.

Family sources said he was born on February 28, 1950 and brought up at his Kamalapur ancestral residence.

Awami League Mahbubul Alam Hanif, who went to the CMH after receiving the death news, told media that Azam Khan’s body will be taken to Shaheed Minar Monday morning where people will show tribute to him.

He will be buried at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals graveyard after his namaz-e-Janaza at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Monday afternoon, he added.
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