Ekushey Padak winner and one of the most prominent Nazrul exponents in the country, Khalid Hossain, is critically ill. He is currently admitted in the coronary care unit (CCU) at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, along with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, granted monetary assistance to the singer for bearing his treatment expenses.
For many years now, he has been suffering from cardiac ailment, and recently fell victim to kidney and lung problems. All the combined medical issues along with his old age complications are making it difficult for the artiste to continue his wellbeing.
Khalid Hossain, president of Bangladesh Nazrul Sangeet Sangstha, has numerous students, fans and well-wishers both at home and abroad. Apart from receiving the Ekushey Padak in 2000, Khalid Hossain was honoured with multiple recognitions, including Nazrul Academy Award and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Award, among others.