Noted singer, lyricist, composer and also the founder of the country's one of the leading bands, the LRB, Ayub Bachchu passed away. He was 60.
He breathed his last in the capital's Square Hospitals around 10 am today.
According to family sources, he was found unconscious inside his room in the capital's Moghbazar area this morning and was rushed to the hospital where the on-duty doctors declared him dead.
LRB Band Manager Shamim confirmed the news. He said: "He suffered a massive stroke and died."
His first namaj-e-janaza will be held at the central Eidgah Maidan after the Juma prayer tomorrow while two other janaza prayer would be held FDC and Central Shaheed Minar premises.
He will be laid to rest beside his mother's grave in Chattrogram.
Born in Chattogram, the popular singer started his music career there with the band, Feelings, in 1978.
He was a member of Souls as lead guitarist from 1980 to 1990. In 1991, he formed his own band, LRB.
LRB released its first album containing hard rock songs like "Madhobi" "Hoker" "Sesh Cithi keno amon Cithi hoy" "Happy" and "Dhakar Sondha".