Since the demise of the Bengali rock music legend Ayub Bachchu, his fans have been sharing numerous messages and pictures, apart from the countless audiovisuals sharing on various social media remembering him, Agencies report.
Currently Ayub Bachchu (#AyubBachchu) is top of by Twitter Trends in Asia region. This legend of Bangladeshi rock music has been trending near the top position since Thursday
Mourning the rockstar’s death, the US Embassy in Dhaka in a tweet wrote, “We’re deeply saddened at the sudden demise of legendary Bangladeshi Pop artist Ayub Bachchu. He was a rock musician and one of the leading guitarists in the country. He was the founding member of the rock band #LRB #RIP.”
Many of his fans and well-wishers posted #RIPAyubBachchu in their social media pages adding his song “Ai Rupali Guitar Feley Ekdin Choley Jabo Durey Bohu Durey” (leaving this silver guitar will go far away). Most of the Tweets have ‘Rest in Peace’ hashtag.
The rock legend and musical band LRB founder died of heart attack in Dhaka on Thursday at the age of 56.
He was laid to rest next to his mother at their family graveyard in the Port City on Saturday.
Indian stars remember AB
Indian singer Sahana Bajpaie, who grew up on the singer’s songs, is heartbroken. “I was 12 when I first realised there is a Bengali musician who plays the guitar like Jimi Hendrix. He was one of the pioneers of Bengali rock music. My teenage was inspired by his music. He became a family friend when I was in Bangladesh,” she said.
We’re deeply saddened at the sudden demise of legendary Bangladeshi Pop artist Ayub Bachchu. He was a rock musician and one of the leading guitarists in the country. He was the founding member of the rock band #LRB. #RIP
P.C: @ayubbachchuAB pic.twitter.com/yF0lUCs0gz
— U.S. Embassy Dhaka (@usembassydhaka) October 18, 2018
According to her, he never lived like a rock star despite his stardom.
“His simplicity was outstanding. His contributions to music will be remembered by generations to come,” she added. Music composer and percussionist Bickram Ghosh reminisced his collaboration with the legendary singer. “His passing is such a shock! So young, too soon to go. He was an iconic artist who ruled the hearts of an entire generation. We had collaborated some years back for a Bangla rock fusion show at the Salt Lake stadium.” Describing him as “down to earth” and “rooted”, Ghosh said.
“Our stage chemistry was palpable and I remember both of us having great fun while performing. I will always hold dear the fond memories of our collaboration and pray to the Almighty to grant peace to his soul. He will be sorely missed by scores of his fans.”
Composer Arindom Chatterjee said, “I have grown up on his songs. Not only did he have an amazing voice, but he also managed to capture the curiosity of an entire generation. It’s a big loss for the music industry.”
Indian Brand consultant Roopsha Ray Dasgupta, who personally knew Bachchu, is struggling to come to terms with the news. “’Sheyi Tumi Keno eto ochena holey’ is not just another song to me. It is a part of my life, my nostalgia. It is the first ‘Opaar Bangla’ song that left an indelible impression in the mind of a teenager. I would borrow our neighbour’s tape recorder and keep listening to it on holidays. I remember rewinding and playing to write the lyrics in the blood-red diary that I maintained.”