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Gaffar Chowdhury laid to eternal rest

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Published: 19:55, 28 May 2022  
Gaffar Chowdhury laid to eternal rest

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Lyricist, journalist and political analyst Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury was laid to eternal rest at Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard in Mirpur Saturday (May 28) afternoon.

Gaffar Chowdhury’s body arrived in Dhaka by a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight from London, where he died of a cardiac arrest.

The flight reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11.05 am on May 28.

Liberation war affairs minister AKM Mozammel Haque formally received the body at the airport.

After arrival, his body was taken to the Central Shaheed Minar where he was given a guard of honour by state and people from all walks paid their last tributes from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

His namaz-e-janaza was held at Dhaka University Central Mosque at 3.22 pm and then the body was taken to the Jatiya Press Club where another namaz-e-janaza was held.

On May 19, the veteran writer died of a cardiac arrest at a hospital in London. He was 88.

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