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Bachchu to be buried Saturday, janaza Friday


Legendary musician Ayub Bachchu will be buried beside his mother’s grave at his Chattogram village home.

The first namaz-e-janaza for the music maestro will be held at National Eidgah Maidan after Jum’a prayers on Friday, said Nasir Uddin Yusuf Bachchu, former president of Sammilito Sangskritik Jote.

He also said the body will be kept at the hospital for Thursday and sent to his village home in Chattogram after the funeral prayers on Friday.

Bachchu, the founding member of the rock band LRB (Love Runs Blind) died at city’s Square Hospitals at the age of 56 years.

The legendary guitarist-songwriter-singer, died of cardiac arrest at his Moghbazar residence in the city on Thursday.

Dr Mohammad Nazim Uddin, spokeperson of Square Hospitals Ltd, said the driver of Ayub Bachchu brought him at the hospital around 9:40 am and doctors declared him dead around 9:55 am.

The legendary singer had been suffering from cardiac disease for long and the performance rate of his heart was 30 percent, he said.

The prominent singer was found in an unconscious state at his Moghbazar residence and was rushed to the hospital where the on-duty doctor declared him dead, LRB bandmate Shamim told media.

UNB adds: Bachchu, the lead guitarist of musical band ‘LRB’ (Love Runs Blind), was born in Chattogram on August 16, 1962.

He made his debut in the music industry by giving voice in the song ‘Harano Bikiler Golpo’.

In 1986, Ayub Bachchu released his first music album ‘Rakto Golap’. His success story began when his second album ‘Moyna’ was released.

He comes to the close of listeners by releasing the third album ‘Koshto’ in 1995. The album was super hit; the song ‘Koshto Pete Bhalobasi’ touches the listeners’ heart very much.

Bachchu became a heartthrob singer overnight around the country for the heart touching song.

Basically, he was a rock singer, but he impressed the listeners with modern, classic and folk song.

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid expressed deep shock at the death of popular singer Ayub Bachchu.

In a message, he prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the members of the bereaved family.

Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzmaan Noor also expressed his deep condolence to the family members of the singer.

His fans also flooded the social media platform expressing their deepest condolence to the iconic figure of the country’ music industry.

Bachchu performed live with Richard and Le Gang (France), Remo Fernandez, Nandon Bugchi, and Bikram Gosh of India; and Azam Khan (singer), Feelings (now Nogor Baul), Miles, Warfaze and many more.

He started his music career from his birth place Chittagong with the band Feelings in 1978. Then he has joined the band Souls in 1980.

Leaving Souls in 1991, Bachchu formed LRB after 10 long years of practice for perfection. He brought up LRB and released their first debut in 1992.

LRB is the only Bangla rock band which played in famous Madison Square Garden in New York City. -dailyobserver

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