The prominent Malayalam playback singer Edava Basheer, 78, collapsed and died while performing on stage on Saturday. His funeral was conducted on Sunday. The funeral will be held at Kadappakada Juma Masjid Kabarishthan at 3 p.m.
Edava Basheer was rendering a Hindi song ‘Mano ho thum’ and suddenly fell on stage at a programme organized by the Blue Diamond orchestra of which he was a part of the past several years. The function was at Pathirappaly in the Kollam district. He was rushed to a private hospital at Cherthala but his life could not be saved.
Basheer was a regular at all temple festivals across Kerala and his song “Akasaroopini, Annapoorneswari” in praise of the goddess Durga is one of the songs which was in high demand by the listeners during his public programmes.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of Opposition V.D. Satheeshan condoled on the death of Edava Basheer.