Health Desk-16 July, 2020: Hundreds of music lovers bade farewell to playback singer Andrew Kishore, as he was laid to eternal rest at Rajshahi City Church's cemetery on Wednesday.
His funeral took place at the church, and later, Kishore's coffin was kept at a floral stage at the premises, where people placed wreaths to pay homage to their favourite singer. From his funeral to burial, Kishore's songs were played on loudspeakers. Many present there joined in to sing, while some broke into tears.
A last wish of Kishore was to keep his body at Rajshahi University's Central Shaheed Minar and Rajshahi Government College premises for his fans.
But due to the pandemic, this was not possible, as authorities of the institutions expressed their inability to ensure proper health rules during the possible gathering.
Kishore's body was taken to the church in a coffin at 9am, where his funeral continued for one hour. At 10am, his coffin, which was covered in a transparent glass, was placed at the floral stage, which Kishore's wife, son and daughters had decorated.
Apart from family members, musical artists who went to Rajshahi from across the country paid their homage.
Among others, Rajshahi Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, Rajshahi lawmaker Fazle Hossain Badsha, lyricist Ethun Babu and Bangladesh Film Artistes' Association General Secretary Zayed Khan were present in the ceremonies.