Fakir Alamgir buried at Taltola graveyard
Noted folk singer and freedom fighter Fakir Alamgir has been buried at Taltola graveyard in the capital’s Khilgaon. He was buried there after his second namaz-e-janaza was held at Khilgaon Matir Mosque premises at 1:50pm on Saturday.
His son Mashuk Alamgir confirmed the matter to Jago News.
Earlier, his first janaza was held at Pallima Sansad premises in Khilgaon at 11:16am. He was also given guard of honour there. Later his body was taken to central Shaheed Minar for last tribute.
Fakir Alamgir breathed his last around 10:56 pm while undergoing treatment at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Covid unit of the United Hospital in the city.
The prominent singer suffered a cardiac arrest around 10pm at the Covid unit of the hospital where he was undergoing treatment for coronavirus complications.
Born in Faridpur, Fakir Alamgir started his music career in 1966 and played a vital role as a singer in 1969 uprising in the then East Pakistan.
He worked with Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the Liberation War and founded the cultural organization "Wrishiz Shilpi Gosthi" in 1976. He also served as the president of Gono Sangeet Shamanya Parishad (GSSP).
The noted singer was awarded different awards, including Ekushey Padak, Bhashani Padak and Sequence Award of Honour.