We mourn the passing of Khalid Hossain.
Hossain was a distinguished exponent of Nazrul Sangeet. He had a career spanning for over six-decades, during which he worked on recording the original notations of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s songs, worked as a teacher and examiner of Nazrul Sangeet at the National University, Dhaka University, Rajshahi University, and Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University. Hossain also served as a member of the Nazrul Notation Authentication Board at the Nazrul Institute, and President of Bangladesh Nazrul Sangeet Sangstha.
Khalid Hossain was honoured with numerous awards for his contribution to the realm of Nazrul’s music. He was a recipient of the Ekushey Padak in 2000, as well as the Nazrul Academy Award, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Award and Churulia Padak from West Bengal.