Prime minister Sheikh Hasina gave TK 10 lac as financial assistance to renowned singer Andrew Kishore for his treatment recently.
“The prime minister handed over a cheque for the amount to Andrew Kishore at her official residence Ganobhaban,” PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said.
While receiving the cheque, the singer expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the prime minister for providing financial assistance for his treatment, the press secretary said.
Andrew Kishore is a singer who is active in the music industry of the country since the 1980s. He has played back about 15,322 songs. Alongside Bangla film, he played back in Urdu and Hindi films.
The singer studied at University of Rajshahi. He started taking music lessons under Abdul Aziz Bachchu, the then chief music director of Rajshahi Betar. After the Liberation War, Kishore was enlisted in the radio in Nazrul, Tagore, modern, folk and patriotic songs categories. One of his first playback songs is “Ek chor jay choley” from the 1977 film Protikkha, composed by Alam Khan. He recorded other playback songs such as “Jiboner Golpo Achhe Baki Olpo”, “Dak Diyachhen Doyal Amare” and “Bhalobese Gelam Shudhu”.
Singer Andrew Kishore’s name will be forever associated with the music of Bangladesh's film industry. Among his many popular songs most notable are Jiboner Golpo Ache Baki Olpo, Haire Manush Rongin Fanush, Dak Diachen Doyal Amare, Amar Shara Deho Kheyo Go Mati, Amar Buker Moddhe Khane, Amar Babar Mukhe Prothom Jedin Shunechilam Gan, Bhengeche Pinjor Meleche Dana, and Shobai To Bhalobasha Chai.