Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday expressed deep shock at the death of classical folk music guru Pandit Ramkanai Das.
In a condolence message, the Prime Minister said the death of Ramkanai Das, who won numerous awards, including Ekushey Padak and Bangla Academy Fellowship, is an irreparable loss to the nation.
"The nation will ever remember with gratitude his contributions towards enriching Bangla music by collecting the lost folk songs from the nook and corner of the country," she said.
Sheikh Hasina prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to his bereaved family members.
The 79-year-old classical folk music guru, who had been admitted to Metropolitan Hospital in Mohakhali in the capital a few days ago after he suffered a brain stroke, breathed his last at 10:50pm on Friday.
PM mourns at death of Ramkanai Das