Singer Pagal Hasan among 2 killed in Sunamganj road crash

Published : 18 Apr 2024 09:08 PM

Two people including popular singer Pagal Hasan were killed and three others injured in a collision between a bus and a CNG-powered auto-rickshaw in Chhatak upazila of Sunamganj early Thursday.

Pagol Hasan was a resident of Shimultala Muktigaon area and another autorickshaw passenger Sattar Mia, 52, son of Ahad Ali, hailed from Shimultala-Muktirgaon village.The injured were identified as Layes Mia, Rupon Mia and Jahangir Alam of the same village.

According to locals, they were returning home after performing in a music programme in Dowarabazar area around 6:30 am. After having tea and breakfast in Chhatak Gol Chattar area, when they were again going to Dowarabazar in a CNG-run auto-rickshaw a bus coming from the opposite side collided with the autorickshaw.

Matiur Rahman Hasan (Pagal Hasan) and Abdus Sattar died on the spot. Chhatak Fire Service recovered the bodies and the injured were taken to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.Police seized the bus and the CNG-run auto-rickshaw and took it to the police station.

Md Shah Alam, officer-in-charge of Chhatak Police Station, said the bodies were sent to Sunamganj morgue for autopsy.Singer Md. Matiur Rahman Hasan (Pagal Hasan) was the composer of many popular songs including "Jiban Khata", "Aasman Jayo Na Re Bondhu", "Ami Ek Papistha Banda" "Train Engine".

Press Club President Gias Uddin Talukder, General Secretary Anwar Hossain Rin, Organizing Secretary Kazi Rezaul Kirom Reza and other leaders mourned his death.