Noted singer and freedom fighter Abdul Jabbar, who inspired freedom fighters as well as the nation during the Liberation War with his spirited songs, was taken to ICU (Intensive Care Unit) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Tuesday.
Jabbar is suffering from kidney, cardiovascular and other ailments.
Jabbar inspired the singers of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the Liberation War in 1971.
After the Liberation War, he donated Taka 12 lakh to the relief fund of newly independent Bangladesh.
He sang the first song of SBBK, "Joi Bangla Banglar Joi", written and composed by Gazi Mazharul Anwar and Anwar Parvez respectively. The other patriotic songs rendered and composed by Jabbar during the pre- and post-Liberation period were "Salam salam hajar salam", "Mujib baiya jao rey", and "Banglar swadhinata anlo ke Mujib Mujib".
He obtained Bangabandhu Padak (1973), Ekushey Padak (1980), Shadhinota Padak (1996) and different national and international awards.