Ailing singer Subir Nandi will be flown to Singapore for treatment tomorrow under direct orders from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Asharaful Alam Khokon, deputy press secretary to the prime minister, confirmed The Daily Star of the development this afternoon.
According to him, Subir Nandi, now undergoing treatment at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka, will be flown via an air ambulance.
Singers Kumar Bishwajit, Tapan Chowdhury, Rafiqul Alam and eminent surgeon Dr Samanta Lal Sen earlier met the premier and informed her on the latest of Subir Nandi.
The condition of the veteran singer and composer, who has been on life support at the CMH, remained unchanged, according to a prior press release of the ISPR.
Subir Nandi was taken to the CMH around 10:50pm on April 14 after he fell ill while returning to Dhaka from Srimangal by a train.
He vomited several times and complained of severe pain in the throat during the journey. The singer suffered a cardiac arrest soon after he was taken to the CMH emergency department.
Following frantic efforts for 2-4 minutes, his heart started working again and he was put on life support and shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU), the ISPR release said.
Subir Nandi underwent a bypass surgery in the USA in 2013 for critical triple vessel coronary artery disease and had an angioplasty in the USA earlier this year.
There was too much potassium in his blood before he suffered the cardiac arrest at the CMH emergency unit, the ISPR release said.