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Singer Sabita Chowdhury passes away at 72

Sabita Chowdhury’s body would be kept at Rabindra Sadan for people pay their last respects before last rites.

music Updated: Jun 29, 2017 14:34 IST
Sabita Chowdhury was the wife of late music composer Salil Chowdhury.
Sabita Chowdhury was the wife of late music composer Salil Chowdhury.

Eminent singer Sabita Chowdhury, widow of legendary composer Salil Chowdhury, died at her residence here on Thursday after a five-month battle with cancer, family sources said. Chowdhury, 72, leaves behind two sons and two daughters. In January, she was detected with the cancer of lungs and thyroid.

Married to one of the greatest geniuses of Indian music, Sabita Chowdhury made a deep impression as a singer in her own right. Many of her Bengali songs have retained their charm among the public through the decades. She also did playback for a number of Bengali and Hindi films.

Among some of her famous songs are Oi jhilmil jhauer boney, Jaare jaa jaa mono paakhi, Jhilmil jhilmil opaarero monjil and Du chokhey aashaar nodi chhalachhal.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled Chowdhury’s demise.

Sabita Chowdhury’s body would be kept at Rabindra Sadan for people pay their last respects before last rites.