Kakoli Dewan. Picture: Gathered
Kakoli Dewan. Photo: Gathered
Noted singer Kakoli Dewan handed absent yesterday night in Dhaka. The artiste was admitted to Mugda Medical Faculty and Healthcare facility. She was struggling from continual kidney issues for some time, and experienced also examined optimistic for Covid-19 in the very last days of March this yr, according to her son, beatboxer Moktadir Dewan. Kakoli Dewan begun her occupation with stage performances, and turned a frequent radio singer at Bangladesh Betar from Chattogram, in the early 80s.
“She to begin with been given therapy less than Nephrologist Dr Arup Ratan Dutta in India, and was doing fine until we experienced to get started her dialysis from this February, as there was a sizeable increase in her creatinine ranges. Her diabetes and blood pressure complications only extra to the issues,” Moktadir Dewan provides.
Born in Pukurpar of Chattogram’s Rahmatganj on December 14, 1958, Kakoli Dewan acquired Rabindra Sangeet from observed singer Mihir Kumar Nandi. She also won more than audiences with Lalon Sangeet and other folk tracks.
She was married to mime actor and inside designer Dewan Mahmood Ahmed. The duo was intently involved with the band, Shoikotchari in the early days of their professions. “Ayub Bachchu, Tapan Chowdhury, Partha Barua, Subrata Barua Ronny, and Naquib Khan, between lots of others, utilised to be a aspect of this band,” states Moktadir Dewan.
They later moved to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Even immediately after migrating to the Center East, Kakoli Dewan stored practicing music. “She had also released an exceptional magazine programme called ‘Binodon’, by VHS alongside with several artistes back again then. She done the track, ‘Graam Chara Oi Ranga Matir Poth’ superbly in the programme. It was a defining moment for the cultural arena in Riyadh,” remembers Moktadir Dewan.
In her spare time, the singer used to teach new music to children and invest time with her friends.
“We experienced lived as neighbours in Riyadh for more than a ten years until finally we moved to a different place but the length in no way arrived between our friendships,” claims famed actor Masum Basher. “She was just one of the most basic and most welcoming individuals I realized — a pure soul by coronary heart who was humourous and earnest at the similar time. We would devote several hours chatting more than tea in the course of evenings and frequently performed jointly again in the day. Our rehearsals primarily took location at their dwelling or ours. I pray for her and her family.”
“She was quite sincere when it arrived to her songs and she by no means turned down out any tune requests during our evening chit-chats,” claims mentioned actor Mili Basher. “She was a great cook dinner and an wonderful mate.”
Kakoli Dewan was laid to relaxation at Baish Moholla graveyard in Chattogram. She has remaining driving her partner, son, and a host of admirers.