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Andrew Kishore undergoing radiotherapy in Singapore


After completing six phases of chemotherapy in Singapore, Andrew Kishore was all set to return home towards the end of March this year. However, with the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, he in unable to return at the moment.

The popular Bangladeshi playback singer is now undergoing radiotherapy at the Singapore General Hospital. After 20 radiotherapy sessions, the physicians will run tests again. If all goes well, Andrew Kishore may return to Bangladesh in May.

The singer is feeling better than before. He is able to walk around and eat normal meals.

Andrew Kishore has been in Singapore since 9 September last year, undergoing treatment for cancer.

Singer Andrew Kishore's name will be forever associated with the music of Bangladesh's film industry. Among his many popular songs, most notable are Jiboner Golpo Ache Baki Olpo, Haire Manush Rongin Fanush, Dak Diachen Doyal Amare, Amar Shara Deho Kheyo Go Mati, Amar Buker Moddhe Khane, Amar Babar Mukhe Prothom Jedin Shunechilam Gan, Bhengeche Pinjor Meleche Dana, and Shobai To Bhalobasha Chae.

Andrew received National film awards a total of eight times for play-back singing in films. His debut in play-back singing occurred in 1977, in the film Mail Train. He sang Ochinpurer Rajkumari Nei Je Tar Keu, which was composed by Saley Alam Khan.

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