Dhaka: Ayub Bachchu, a legendary guitarist-songwriter-singer of Bangladesh, passed away at his Moghbazar residence in the city on Thursday. He was 56.
The pop singer was brought in an unconscious state to Square Hospital where the doctors declared him dead around 9:15 am, emergency department’s Charge Nurse Piter told UNB.
Bachchu, the lead guitarist of musical band ‘LRB’ (Love Runs Blind), was born in Chattogram on August 16, 1962.
Ayub Bachchu made his debut in the music industry by giving voice in the song ‘Harano Bikiler Golpo’. In 1986, he released his first music album ‘Rakto Golap’. His success story began when his second album ‘Moyna’ was released.
He comes to the close of listeners by releasing the third album ‘Koshto’ in 1995. The album was super hit; the song ‘Koshto Pete Bhalobasi’ touches the listeners’ heart very much.
Ayub Bachchu became a heartthrob singer overnight around the country for the heart touching song.
Basically, he was a rock singer, but he impressed the listeners with modern, classic and folk song. Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzmaan Noor expressed deep shock at the death of popular singer Ayub Bachchu.