Monday, 4 July, 2022
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Gaffar Chy’s body arrives today

Burial at 5:30pm

The body of the celebrated journalist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury will arrive today and be laid to rest at the Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard in Mirpur.

A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the body of the celebrated journalist will arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11:00 am today, sources with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

On behalf of the government, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque will receive the mortal remains of the journalist at the airport.

The body will be kept at Central Shaheed Minar from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, where the Dhaka district administration will give a guard of honour to him and the people will pay their last respect.

His namaz-e-janaza will be held on the Dhaka University Central Mosque premises at 3:30 pm, and then the mortal remains will be taken to the Jatiya Press Club for the journalists to pay their homage at 4:00 pm.

The mortal remains of Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury will be buried at the Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard in Mirpur at 5:30pm.

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.