Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste Anup Bhattacharya passed away at a city hospital this evening.
Anup was taken to Asgor Ali Hospital in the city as he felt sickness at his residence while the duty doctor of the hospital declared him dead around 7:30 p.m.
He was 75 years old, and was suffering from various old age ailments, including diabetes, local media reported.
Anup, also a founder member of the Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha, left behind his two daughters and a host of relatives and admirers to mourn his death.
His body has been kept at the mortuary of BIRDEM hospital while his last rites will take place in the city tomorrow.
Born in Zakiganj, Sylhet in 1954, Anup Bhattacharya’s voice is present in ever-present liberation songs including “Teer Hara Ei Dheu-er Sagor”, “Rokto Diye Naam Likhhechhi”, “Purbo Digonte Surjo Utheche” and “Nongor Tolo Tolo”.
Later in his career, Anup emerged as a composer with immensely popular songs like “Baishakhi Megher Kachhey Jol Cheye” and “Shuk Pakhi Rey Pinjira Tor”.