Seven-time National Film Award-winning music director Alauddin Ali died at a hospital in the capital on Sunday afternoon at the age of 67.
His family members, singer Alif Alauddin (daughter) and guitarist Kazi Faisal Ahmed (son-in-law) confirmed the news on Facebook.
The legendary composer was admitted to a hospital in the capital on Saturday in critical condition due to lung complications and was in life support until his death.
First diagnosed with cancer in June 2015, he was taken to Thailand for treatment the following month and again back in 2019. He was also treated for pneumonia and other health problems.
Born on December 24, 1952 - Alauddin had directed music for more than 300 films.
He debuted as a music director with the movie Shondhikkhon in 1975.
He won the Bangladesh National Film Award for best music director five times for the films Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978), Sundari (1979), Koshai (1980), Jogajog (1988), and Lakhe Ekta (1990).
He has also won the National Film Award for the best music composer for Laal Doriya (2002) and the best lyrics for Premik (1985).