President, PM mourn death of Gaffar Chowdhury

Senior Staff Reporter Published: 19 May 2022, 03:00 PM
President, PM mourn death of Gaffar Chowdhury

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of veteran journalist, columnist and writer Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury.

They expressed their shock in separate condolence massages. 

President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedeen and PM’s Assistant Press Secretary Ashraf Siddiqui confirmed the matter to Jago News.

Gaffar Chowdhury died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in London at 6:40am on Thursday (local time). 

He is perhaps best known for writing the lyrics to Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano which is recognised as the most influential song of Bengali Language Movement.

Some of his notable works are “Dan Pithe Shawkat”, “Chandrodwiper Upakhyan”, “Nam Na Jana Bhore”, “Nil Jamuna”, “Shesh Rajanir Chand”, “Polashi Thekey Dhanmondi”, “Bastobotar Nirikhey” and others. 

He received numerous awards including Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1967, Ekushey Padak, UNESCO literary Award, Bangabandhu Award, Shanghati Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, Sadhinota Padak in 2009.