People from all walks of life paid their last tributes to renowned journalist, columnist and lyricist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury at the central Shaheed Minar by placing wreaths.
His body was kept there from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm and people paid their last tribute to him.
After that, his janaza was held at the central mosque of Dhaka University.
Earlier in the day, a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the body of the celebrated journalist landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at about 11:15am.
The 87-year-old Language Movement veteran and valiant freedom fighter died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in London on May 19.
Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury was the celebrated journalist, author and lyricist at a stretch.
He was the lyricist of Amar Ekushey’s signature song ‘Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano Ekushe February’.
The Bangladeshi-British community and others paid their last tribute to him his after first namaz-e-janaza held at Brick Lane Mosque in London the next day.
BDST: 1902 HRS, May 28, 2022