Eminent Rabindra Sangeet artiste and Ekushey Padak awardee Mita Huq passed away on Sunday morning at Bangladesh Specialized Hospital in Dhaka.
“Mita Huq passed away at 6:20am” confirmed her son-in-law, Mostafiz Shahin and her relative, National Award-winning actress Runa Khan.
Mita Huq had fought Covid-19 and tested negative for it two days ago but her condition worsened, and she was taken to the hospital again, said Runa Khan.
The singer will be taken to Chhayanaut Sangeet Bidyayatan at 11 am today for her colleagues and well-wishers to pay their last respects, after which she will be buried at Keraniganj’s Boromonoharia, beside her father’s grave.
The legendary artiste was awarded the coveted Ekushey Padak in 2020 for her contributions to music.
Mita Huq rose to prominence in the 90’s, with her first album “Amar Mon Mane Na”. With her mellifluous voice, she won over the hearts of the Bangladeshi listeners. She voiced over 200 albums in her illustrious career.
She received the coveted Ekushey Padak in 2020 for her contributions to music.
The singer was married to actor-director Khaled Khan who died in December 2013. Farhin Khan Joyita, a renowned singer, is their only daughter.
Even though she was suffering from kidney-related issues from the past 5 years, the singer was strong after dialysis.
Huq ran a music school named Surtirtha. She also served as the head of the Rabindra Sangeet Department at Chhayanaut Sangeet Bidyayatan.