Country’s prominent lyricist, music and film director Gazi Mazharul Anwar’s first book titled ‘Alpo Kothar Golpo Gaan’ was published on Monday.
To mark the 78th birth anniversary of legendary lyricist, his daughter Dity Chowdhury and son Upal arranged a gala event in the capital’s Gulshan Club where the book was launched.Prominent artistes, including, actors Uzzal, Ilias Kanchan, Omar Sani, Bapparaj, Shakib Khan, Ananta Jalil, Shamrat, actresses Anjana, Rozina, Moushumi, Tarin Jahan, singers Syed Abdul Hadi, Linu Billah, Rafiqul Alam, Abida Sultana, Fahmida Nabi, Samina Chowdhury, Kumar Bishwajit, Rumana Islam, Konok Chapa, Asif Akbar, Anupoma Mukti, Sharif Rajkumar, Akhi Alamgir, Dinat Jahan Munni, Muhin, Yousuf, Luipa, Haimanti Rakshit Das, Momin Biswas, Konal, music directors Alam Khan, Moinul Islam Khan, Foad Nasser Babu, Farid Ahmed, Milton Khondokar and Javed Ahmed Kislu were present on the occasion.
Gazi Mazharul Anwar began his career as a lyricist in 1960s. His notable songs are ‘Ektara Tui Desher Kotha’, ‘Ekbar Jete Dena’, ‘Joy Bangla Banglar Joy’, ‘Amay Jodi Prosno Koro Kolokakolir Desh’, ‘Ek Nodi Rokto Periye’, ‘Monero Ronge Rangabo’, ‘Ganeri Khatay Sworolipi Likhe’, ‘Dukkho Korona’ and ‘Ei Prithir Pore’. ‘
He worked with almost every singer and music director of Dhallywood.
He also worked as a lyricist in the ‘Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra’. Gazi Mazharul Anwar was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2002 for his contribution to the country’s cultural arena.
He also earned the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Lyricist a record six times.