Monday, 04 Jul, 2022

National

Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury laid to rest

News Desk | banglanews24.com
Update: 2022-05-28 19:05:43
Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury laid to rest

Renowned journalist, columnist and lyricist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury was laid to eternal rest beside her wife’s grave at the Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard in the capital on Saturday afternoon.

His body was taken to the central Shaheed Minar in the morning. People from all walks of life paid their respects to him till 3:00pm. After that, his namaj-e-janaza was held at the central mosque of Dhaka University at 3:30 pm.

A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the body of the celebrated journalist landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at about 11:15 am today.

The 87-year-old Language Movement veteran and valiant freedom fighter died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in London on May 19.

He was the lyricist of Amar Ekushey’s signature song ‘Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano Ekushe February’.

BDST: 1906 HRS, May 28, 2022
MN/SMS
 

All rights reserved. Sale, redistribution or reproduction of information/photos/illustrations/video/audio contents on this website in any form without prior permission from banglanews24.com are strictly prohibited and liable to legal action.