Renowned journalist and columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury passed away in London on Wednesday night (local time).
He was 87.
The Bangladeshi born British writer breathed his last at 6:30 am local time in London.
Journalist Swadesh Roy confirmed the matter on Thursday.
Mr. Choudhury was born in the village of Ulania, Mehendiganj, Barisal. He graduated from Dhaka University in 1959 and reached England on 5 October 1974.
He worked as a journalist in different national newspapers in Dhaka.
During the 1971 Bangladesh’s Liberation War, he worked for Joy Bangla, Jugantar and Anandabazar Patrika.
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”.
He is perhaps best known for writing the lyrics to “Amar Bhaier Rôkte Rangano” which is the most widely celebrated song commemorating the Bengali Language Movement.
BDST: 1429 HRS, MAY 19, 2022