Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 11 April: Ekushey Padak winner Tagore singer Mita Haque died at a hospital in Dhaka on Sunday morning. She was 59. Her son-in-law Mostafiz Shahin confirmed the news to Our Correspondent.
Mita Haque tested positive for COVID-19 on March 25. She was admitted to the Bangladesh Specialized Hospital on March 31.
The hospital authorities released her after she tested negative for VOCID-19 four days ago.
‘She breathed her last at about 6:20am on Sunday at Bangladesh Specialised Hospital. We took her to the hospital on Saturday afternoon after she fell sick again,’ said Mostafiz.
‘The duty-doctors first took her to the Intensive Care Unit and then put her on ventilation,’ Mostafiz added.
Mita Haque was born in Dhaka in 1962.
She was the wife of renowned actor Khaled Khan and niece of Tagore researcher Wahidul Haque.
Mita Haque was one of the listed highest-grade artistes of Bangladesh Betar. Her 14 solo albums were released from India while 10 were from Bangladesh.
She was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2020 for her contribution to the country’s music scene.
Mita Haque is survived by her only daughter Farhin Khan Joyita.