Musician Phan Huynh Dieu passes away

Musician Phan Huynh Dieu, one of the leading musicians of Vietnamese music, passed away at the age of 91 at the Thong Nhat hospital in Ho Chi Minh City on June 29.

Musician Phan Huynh Dieu was born in Da Nang in 1924. He is one of the founders of the Vietnam Musicians Association. The artist is author of many popular revolutionary and love songs, like ‘Hanh khuc ngay va dem’ (The March of Day and Night), ‘Bong cay Konia’ (Konia Tree shadow), ‘Thuyen va bien’ (Boat and sea), ‘Nhung anh sao dem’ (Starlight at Night), ‘O hai dau noi nho’ (At Two Ends of Nostalgia).

He was also well-known for many children’s songs, such as ‘Doi ken ti hon’ (Tiny trumpet team) and ‘Nho on Bac’ (Be grateful to Uncle Ho).

He was awarded the Ho Chi Minh Prize for Literature and Arts, Third-grade Independence Medal, First- Class Resistance Medal, First Class Anti-American Resistance Medal in recognition of his great contributions to the country’s music industry.

The musician’s coffin is being placed at Ho Chi Minh City Funeral House on Le Quy Don Street in District 3 from June 30 to July 3.

By Thuy Binh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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