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Health condition of Abdul Jabbar deteriorates

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Inserted: 21:37, Saturday 26 August 2017 || Updated: 18:57, Monday 28 August 2017

Health condition of Abdul Jabbar deteriorates - Entertainment

Dhaka: Health condition of eminent singer Abdul Jabbar is deteriorating as he has been suffering from chronic kidney and heart diseases.

The veteran singer is currently undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka. He was admitted to the hospital around two months ago.

As his condition deteriorated, he has been shifted to ICU on August 1, 2017, said Brigadier General Md Abdullah-Al-Harun, director of BSMMU.

Due to falling blood pressure, the kidney dialysis process could not be continued on him, the director said. Besides, he is also suffering from other ailments like diabetes, liver problems and heart disease, he added.

Abdul Jabbar with his spirited songs inspired freedom fighters and the nation during the country's Liberation War in 1971.

The artiste of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra also donated money, collected through singing at different concerts, to the Liberation War fund during the war.

Abdul Jabbar, president of Bangladesh Sangskritik Parishad, won various awards including Ekushey Padak (1980) and Shadhinota Padak (1996).

‘Salam Salam Hajar Salam’, ‘Joy Bangla Banglar Joy’ and ‘Tumi Ki Dekheso Kobhu Jiboner Porajoy’ are some of his most popular hits.

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