Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury dies
Published: 02:27 PM, 19 May 2022 Updated: 09:56 PM, 19 May 2022
Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury
Prominent journalist, lyricist, columnist and writer Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury has passed away. He was 88.
He breathed his last in London on Wednesday night, local time.
Ekushey Padak winning journalist Swadesh Roy has confirmed the information to the media.
Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury is perhaps best known for writing the lyrics to “Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano”, the widely celebrated song commemorating the Bengali Language Movement.
Born in the village of Ulania, Mehendiganj, Barisal in 1934, Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury graduated from Dhaka University in 1959 and came to England on 5 October 1974.
He worked as a journalist in different national newspapers in Dhaka. He has written more than 35 five books. Some of his notable works are: “Danpithe Shawkat”, “Chandrodwiper Upakhyan”, “Nam Na Jana Bhore”, “Nil Jamuna”, “Shesh Rajanir Chand”, “Polashi Thekey Dhanmondi”, “Bastobotar Nirikhey”.