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Body of Gaffar Chowdhury will arrive on Thursday 

Staff Correspondent  |
Update: 2022-05-21 16:38:43
Body of Gaffar Chowdhury will arrive on Thursday 

The body of prominent journalist and columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury will arrive in Dhaka on Thursday (May 26). 

A Foreign Ministry source confirmed the information on Saturday in this regard. 

Bangladeshi born British writer Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury breathed his last at 6:30 am local time in London on May 18. 

Gaffar Chowdhury 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: 16:39 HRS, MAY 21, 2022

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