Vol. 5 Num 436 Wed. August 17, 2005  
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Musician Subal Das passes away

Leading music director Subal Das died of a cardiac arrest at a hospital in Kolkata yesterday. He was 78.

Family sources said the musician went to Kolkata where he was diagnosed cancer in his anus and had undergone an operation a few days ago. But he died of cardiac arrest.

Subal Das left behind two daughters, two sons and a host of relatives and admirers to mourn his death. His wife Aporna Das died in 1996.

Subal Das entered the country's film arena as a music director by giving directions in "Akash Aar Mati" film. He worked as music director in nearly 300 films.

His body will be brought to Dhaka soon and be cremated in religious tradition, the sources said.

Bangladesh Sangeet Parishad Secretary General Ferdous Hossain Bhuiyan, Vice-President Sheikh Shadi Khan expressed their deep shock at the death of Subal Das.