Ayub Bachchu laid to rest

Kalerkantho Online   

20 October, 2018 18:43 PM

Ayub Bachchu laid to rest

Ayub Bachchu. File photo

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Legendary singer Ayub Bachchu was laid to eternal rest next to his mother at their family graveyard in his ancestral residence in Chattogram today.

His namaj-e-janaza was be held at Jamiatul Falah Jam-e Mosque in Dampara Wasa intersection area after Asr prayers.

Before his namaj-e-janaza, his body was kept at his grandfather's house in Madarbari area for paying tribute.

Earlier in the day, the body of the LRB founder was flown to his ancestral residence in Chattogram.

A flight of US-Bangla Airlines carrying the body and his family members reached Shah Amanat International Airport around 10:55 am.

The 1st namaz-e-janaza of the legendary singer was held at the National Eidgah premises adjacent to the High Court in the capital after Jumma prayers yesterday.

People from all walks of life had paid their last tributes to the popular rock star at Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka the same day.

Ayub Bachchu and also the founder of the country's one of the leading bands, LRB, passed away on October 18 (Thursday). He was 60.

He breathed his last in the capital's Square Hospitals around 10 am on the day.

According to family sources, he was found unconscious inside his room in the capital's Moghbazar area in the morning and was rushed to the hospital where the on-duty doctors declared him dead.

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".