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Naquib Khan, renowned singer-composer-songwriter and founding frontman of pop band Renaissance, have tested positive for COVID-19, reports news agency UNB.

“Naquib Khan has been tested positive for COVID-19. Please keep him in prayers,” lyricist Shahid Mahmud Jangi wrote in his Facebook profile on Friday night.

According to singer Kumar Bishwajit, the eminent music artist was recently feeling unwell, and opted for a test providing his samples. Despite having any major symptoms, his test result came back positive on 12 November. He is self-isolating in his residence.

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Often regarded as one of the most respected and iconic Bangladeshi music artists, Naquib Khan founded Renaissance in 1985. Prior to that, he was a key member of another iconic Bangladeshi band Souls.

Naquib Khan is known for many of his majestic compositions for Renaissance including Valo Lage Jochhona Raatey, Hridoy Kadamatir Kono Murti Noy, Accha Keno Manushgulo Emon Hoye Jay, Aj Je Shishu and more.

He also composed many other successful projects outside his band including Tore Putul er Moto Kore Shajiye (Kumar Bishwajit), Mon Shudhu Mon Chuyechhe (Souls), Ekhon Onek Raat (Ayub Bachchu) and more.

Apart from being a successful musician, Naquib Khan is currently serving as the corporate affairs director for Nestle Bangladesh Limited.