Noted singer Shammi Akhtar passes away

January 16, 2018

Noted singer Shammi Akhtar passed away on the way to Birdem Hospital in Dhaka this afternoon. She was 62.
Akhtar was suffering from breast cancer for past six years. She is survived by her husband singer Akramul Islam, a son and a daughter.
‘Shammi was suffering from cancer for the last six years. This afternoon (Tuesday) we were taking her to BIRDEM hospital as her condition deteriorated, but she breathed her last on her way to the hospital at around 4:00pm’, said Akramul Islam.
She won Bangladesh National Film Award in 2010.
Her popular renditions like Dhaka Shohor Aisa Amar Asha Furaichhe, Ami Jemon Achhi Temon Robo Bow Hobonare, Bhalobasleo Sobar Sathe Ghor Badha Jaina and others won the hearts of millions.

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