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Gaffar Chowdhury to be buried at Mirpur Intellectuals' Graveyard Saturday 

| Updated: May 27, 2022 20:12:24


Gaffar Chowdhury to be buried at Mirpur Intellectuals' Graveyard Saturday 

The body of eminent writer, journalist and columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury will reach in Dhaka tomorrow (Saturday) and be buried at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals' Graveyard. 

A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying the body of Chowdhury, the writer of the famous song -- Amar Bhaiyer Rokte Rangano Ekushey February Ami Ki Bhulite Pari, is scheduled to arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at about 11:00 am. 

On behalf of the government, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque will formally receive the body at the airport, reports BSS. 

Later, the body of Gaffar Chowdhury will be kept on the premises of the Central Shaheed Minar from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm so that the people from all walks of life can pay their last respect to the writer. He will be given a guard of honour there. 

His namaz-e-janaza will be held at the Dhaka University central mosque in the capital at 3:30 pm. 

The body will be taken to the Jatiya Press Club at 4:00 pm where the journalists will pay homage to the eminent journalist. 

Later, Chowdhury's body will be buried at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals' Graveyard at about 5:30 pm.  

On May 19, Gaffar Chowdhury, also a lyricist, died at a hospital in London at the age of 88. 

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