Sabah Mannan of DOT
Legendary playback singer Andrew Kishore’s family has been having a hard time gathering fund for his cancer treatment and had to resort to online fundraising to meet the huge cost. Luckily, many have showed support towards him in his battle with cancer. Among them are actor Ananta Jalil and Barsha, singer Faridur Reza Sagar, singer Syed Abdul Hadi, Bangladeshi television host Hanif Sanket, singer Sabina Yasmin, James, Kumar Bishwajit and many more. Several organizations and institutions also extended their hand such as Soundtek, Anupam Recording Media, Christian Housing Society. On 8 September, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over a cheque of Tk 1 million. A private television channel also donated Tk 1 million for his treatment. Momin Biswas has been in charge of raising funds for medical treatment. By compiling all funds, an amount of Tk 50 lakh has been portioned for his treatment. However, much more is needed as chemotherapies are very expensive.
Diagnosed with aggressive diffuse large B cell lymphoma, Andrew Kishore started undergoing chemotherapy at Singapore General Hospital in September and will stay in Singapore till February next year for treatment.