Fri, 08 Jul 2022

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, a veteran journalist, and columnist, has died. He was 87 years old.

According to his family members, he died of a cardiac arrest at a London hospital Thursday morning.

He was the editor-in-chief of the weekly Joybangla, the Mujibnagar government's mouthpiece, in 1971. Despite having lived in London since 1974, he was a staunch supporter of the Liberation War, Bangabandhu, and liberal values.

Gaffar Chowdhury is best known for penning the lyrics "Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano," a song commemorating the Bengali Language Movement.

In a condolence message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, "Bangladesh has lost the wisdom of a legend who has enriched the nation's history and culture through his writings and research."

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