National award-winning music director Farid Ahmed dies

Dhaka, Apr 13 (UNB) – Renowned music director Farid Ahmed passed away at a hospital in the capital on Tuesday.
The music director was put on life-support at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Square Hospital on April 11. He tested positive for COVID-19 last month along with his wife Shiuly Akhter.He was taken to the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU) on March 25. Alongside coronavirus, he was battling kidney and diabetes-related complications.
According to his daughter Durdana Farid, the namaz-e-janaza of Farid Ahmed will be held at Kalabagan Second Lane’s Law College field after Asr prayers.
He will be laid to eternal rest at the Martyred Intellectual Graveyard, Rayer Bazaar in the capital.
Farid Ahmed won the National Film Award in 2017 as the music director in the film ‘Tumi Robe Nirobe’. In his esteemed career, he is known for creating many remarkable theme songs for popular television shows including the immensely popular title song “Keu Keu Obiraam Chupi Chupi” for Ityadi, as well as the title tracks of Hridoye Mati O Manush and Channel-i Shera Kontho, to name a few.
He is also credited for directing more than 300 background scores for television serials and over 3 thousand background scores for package dramas.
As one of the talented and renowned face in the industry, Ahmed is also noted for his collaboration with major artistes in many popular tracks including “Tumi Chara Ami Jeno Morubhumi” with Kumar Bishwajit, “Ferari Siren” with Runa Laila and “Dalchhut Projaputi” with Sabina Yasmin and Runa Laila, among others.
He was the general secretary of Resh Foundation, a music group that has been dedicatedly working for the wellbeing of music artistes in Bangladesh, reports UNB.