Lyricist K G Mustafa passes away...

Lyricist K G Mustafa passes away

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:10 AM, 9 May 2022   Updated: 04:19 PM, 9 May 2022

K G Mustafa

K G Mustafa

Eminent lyricist, poet and journalist K G Mustafa passed away at his residence in Dhaka on Sunday night. He was 84. 

He breathed his last at his home in Azimpur at 8:00 pm on Sunday. 

His Namaz-e-janaza will be held on the JPC premises in Dhaka after Zohr prayers on Monday. Later, he will be buried in city's Azimpur graveyard, family sources said. 

Born on July 1, 1936, in Begumganj of Noakhali district, KG Mostafa completed his Alma Matters from the Department of Bangla at Dhaka University. He then began his career as a lyricist and journalist.

KG Mostafa is known for writing many popular songs, including "Tomare Legeche Eto Je Bhalo, Chaand Bujhi Ta Jaane" from the movie 'Rajdhanir Buke' (1960) starring Rahman-Shabnam. This iconic track was composed by Pakistani-Bangladeshi playback singer and film music composer Robin Ghosh and sung by famous Indian singer Talat Mahmood.  

Another of his popular songs is "Aayna Te Oi Mukh Dekhbe Jokhon," composed by Robin Ghosh and sung by eminent Bangladeshi playback singer Mahmudun Nabi. This song was used in the movie 'Nacher Putul' (1971) starring the popular on-screen duo Razzak and Shabnam.

"Ogo Lajuk Lata," "Shohorbashi Shono" are some of the other popular songs penned by KG Mostafa.

In his esteemed career, KG Mostafa worked as a prominent journalist, columnist and poet. He was the editor of "Shachitra Bangladesh" magazine.