Veteran journalist and columnist Abdul Gaffar Choudhury has passed away.
He was 87.
He died of a cardiac arrest at a hospital in London at 6:49am local time on Thursday.
Bangladesh High Commission in London is in touch with his family members regarding the next step.
An official told UNB.
President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, different ministers.
And distinguished personalities expressed profound shock and sorrow at the demise of Gaffar Choudhury.
In a condolence message, the president said that Bangladesh has lost a pioneer.
Who was progressive, creative, and believed in the spirit of the Liberation War.
His immortal song on language movement gave immense courage
And inspiration to the Bengali nation during the Liberation War.
President Hamid also prayed for the departed soul of Gaffar Chowdhury.
And conveyed his deepest condolences to his bereaved family.
In a message of condolence, the prime minister prayed for the eternal peace of
The departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
Gaffar Chowdhury continued his works throughout his life to present .
The actual history in front of the nation supporting the pledge of the Father of the Nation to build Golden Bengal
And upholding the non-communal spirit of Bangalees, she said.
Sheikh Hasina said that during the Liberation War Gaffar Chowdhury encouraged.
The freedom fighters by his writings in the Bangladesh Government registered weekly Joy Bangla.
Despite living abroad, through his write-ups he presented.
The ideology of the Liberation War of Bangladesh in national and international media, she said.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.
And Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen have also expressed deep shock at the death of the eminent journalist.
In a condolence message, the foreign minister said that Abdul Gaffar Choudhury’s contribution.
The journalism of Bangladesh was remarkable.
Gaffar Choudhury is best known for writing the lyrics of Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano.
Which is a widely celebrated song commemorating the Bengali Language Movement.
He was born in Ulania, Mehendiganj under Barisal division.
And graduated from Dhaka University in 1959.
And went to England on October 5 1974.