Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of veteran journalist, columnist and Swadhinata Padak winning writer Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury.
In a message of condolence, she said, “Writer of ‘Amar Bhaiyer Rokte Rangano’ Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury with his talents and works upheld the spirit of the country’s Liberation War and non-communal spirit of the Bengalis till his death.”
He (Gaffar Chowdhury) also put forth the country’s true history before the nation and supported the Father of the Nation’s dream to build a “Golden Bangladesh” in his writings, Sheikh Hasina added.
The Prime Minister also said Gaffar Chowdhury had inspired freedom fighters through his writings in the weekly “Joy Bangla” newspaper during the period of Liberation War.
Afterwards, he wrote about the ideal of Bengali’s Liberation War in foreign and local mass media residing abroad, she continued.
The head of government prayed for eternal peace for the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
The 88-year-old political analyst and poet breathed his last at Barnet Hospital in London due to cardiac arrest around 6.45 am (local time).