Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste Indramohan Rajbongshi dies of Covid-19  Contributions of this Ekushey Padak winning brilliant singer in flourishing country’s folksongs will be remembered: PM
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 Prominent folk singer, researcher, Ekushey Padak recipient and Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra vocal artiste Indramohan Rajbongshi, who had tested positive for Covid-19, breathed his last at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University around 10:20 am yesterday, reports UNB.  BSMMU Director Brig Gen Zulfiquer Ahmed Amin said, “He was suffering from high blood pressure and respiratory distress caused by the coronavirus, reports thefinancialexpress.com.bd.
. He was shifted into intensive care after being admitted to the hospital on Monday,” reports thefinancialexpress.com.bd.
 President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of country’s eminent folksinger Indramohan Rajbongshi, reports observerbd.com.
 Meanwhile, expressing deep grief over the death of heroic freedom fighter Indramohan Rajbangshi, Jatiya Party Chairman Golam Mohammad (GM) Quader said in his condolence message, “Indramohan Rajbangshi not only Bhatiali, Bhavaya, Murshid and Jari songs, also shown extraordinary skill in Rabindra Sangeet. Indramohan Rajbangshi’s song on Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra encouraged the freedom fighters,” reports Bangla Tribune.
 In the early 1950s’, Rajbongshi started to learn music from his grandfather Krishna Das Rajbongshi. He was adept in Jatra, Palagaan, Nazrul Sangeet and folk songs.
 In 1998, Rajbongshi established a folk organisation, Bangladesh Lok Sangeet Parishad (Folk Song Council).
 He wrote about 100 folk songs for children, songs on the Liberation War and the Language Movement.
 During Liberation War, he wanted to directly participate, but got caught by the Pakistani forces and was forced to work as a duo-linguist under a different name.