Abdul Gaffar Choudhury, a British writer, journalist, columnist, political commentator, and poet, was born in Bangladesh.
He authored the words for the song “Amar Bhaier Rôkte Rangano,” a popular song commemorating the Bengali Language Movement.
Choudhury was born in the Bengal Province’s Bengal Province, in the village of Ulania, Mehendiganj.
In 1959, he graduated from Dhaka University, and on October 5, 1974, he arrived in England.
Hazi Wahed Reza Choudhury, Choudhury’s father, was a British Indian landlord and liberation fighter.
He was a member of the All India Congress Working Committee and the president of the Barisal District Congress.
In 1942, during the August Movement, his father was imprisoned. Motilal Nehru used him as his secretary. Choudhury’s mother, Zohra Khatun
Abdul Gaffar Choudhury Career
Choudhury worked as a journalist in Dhaka for several national newspapers before going to the UK.
He worked for Joy Bangla, Jugantar, and Anandabazar Patrika during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.
He is most known for authoring the lyrics to “Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano,” the most influential song of the Bengali Language Movement, which he also composed the music for.
Altaf Mahmud, on the other hand, later composed music and adapted the song. Listeners of the BBC Bengali Service voted it the third best song in Bengali.
Polashi theke Dhanmondi, a film on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s assassination, was directed by Choudhury.
He was set to produce the film The Poet of Politics, based on the biography of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, according to reports from 2008.
What Happened To Abdul Gaffar Choudhury?
Abdul Gaffar Choudhury died of a heart arrest at the age of 87 in a London hospital.