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12:00 AM, October 07, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 07, 2010

Abdul Jabbar hospitalised


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Noted singer and freedom fighter Abdul Jabbar, who inspired freedom fighters as well as the nation during the Liberation War with his spirited songs, was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Monday with several health complications.
Md Muad Jabbar, son of the veteran singer, said he was admitted with chest pain and breathing problem. He was vomiting at that time, he said, adding that he has also been suffering from liver problem.
His father underwent heart treatment from America three years ago, he added.
A seven-member medical board headed by AKM Khorshed Alam, chairman of haematology department of BSMMU, has been formed and the board held a meeting yesterday.
The doctors suggested sending him abroad immediately for better treatment, Muad said.
BSSMU Director Brig Gen Abdul Majid Bhuiyan is overseeing Jabbar's condition, he added.
Jabbar inspired the singers of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the Liberation War in 1971.
He sang the first song of SBBK, "Joi Bangla Banglar Joi", written and composed by Gazi Mazharul Anwar and Anwar Parvez respectively. The other patriotic songs rendered and composed by Jabbar during the pre- and post-Liberation period were "Salam salam hajar salam", "Mujib baiya jao rey", and "Banglar swadhinata anlo ke Mujib Mujib".

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