Eminent journalist, writer columnist and poet Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury has passed away. He was 88.

Gaffar Chowdhury, who wrote "Amar Bhaier Rôkte Rangano Ekushey February", breathed his last in London, UK Thursday morning.

He died of a cardiac arrest at a hospital in London at 6:49 am (London time) and Bangladesh High Commission in London is in touch with his family members regarding the next step, an official told UNB.

Gaffar Chowdhury is best known for writing the lyrics of "Amar Bhaier Rôkte Rangano" which is widely celebrated song commemorating the Bengali Language Movement.

He was born in Ulania, Mehendiganj, Barisal Division and graduated from Dhaka University in 1959 and went to England on 5 October 1974.

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