Amar Paul, a legendary folk singer who is renowned in both the Bengals, today passed away at the age of 97.
He died of a cerebral attack at SSKM Hospital in Kolkata this afternoon, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo.
The veteran musician left behind his five sons to mourn his demise. His wife Putul Rani Paul had passed away earlier.
Amar Paul was born in Brahmanbaria on May 19, 1922. Numerous recordings of his folk songs were published. Besides, he also sang many songs for films.
One of his songs in the Satyajit Ray film Hirak Rajar Deshe – “Kotoi Rongo Dekhi Duniyay” -- is still very popular.