Legendary composer and music director Alauddin Ali has been put on life support in the ICU at a privet hospital in the capital on Saturday morning.
Shawkat Ali Rana, son of the music director, confirmed the news to media.
The National Award-winning music director was admitted at Aysha Memorial Hospital in Mohakhali this morning with breathing problems and later put on life support following the deterioration of his condition, said his son Rana.
Ali made his debut as a music composer through the film Shondhikkhon in 1974. In 1977 his compositions for the films Golapi Ekhon Train-e and Fokir Mojnu Shah earned him fame.
Alauddin Ali won the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Music Director five times for the films Golapi Ekhon Traine (1978), Sundori (1979), Koshai (1980), Jogajog (1988) and Lakhe Ekta (1990).
He won the Best Music Composer, and Best Lyricists awards for the films Laal Doriya (2002), and Premik (1985) respectively.
He has directed music for more than 300 films in his career.