Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury

by Sadeq Ahmad Chowdhury (Sadi), London, UK

We mourn the loss of our adviser, “Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury”. (12.12.1934 – 19.05.2022).


Abdul Gaffar Choudhury (আবদুল গাফফার চৌধুরী) (12 December 1934 – 19 May 2022) was a Bangladeshi-born British writer, journalist, columnist, political analyst and poet. He wrote the lyrics to “আমার ভাইয়ের রক্তে রাঙানো” (Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano), a widely celebrated song commemorating the Bengali Language Movement. He was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1967, Ekushey Padak in 1983, and Independence Day Award in 2009.


Choudhury was born in the village of Ulania, Mehendiganj, Barisal, Bengal Province, British Raj (now Bangladesh). He graduated from the University of Dhaka in 1959 and came to England on 5 October 1974.


Choudhury’s father, Hazi Wahed Reza Choudhury, was a landlord and freedom fighter of British India. He was the president of Barisal District Congress and a member of the All India Congress Working Committee. His father was imprisoned in the 1942 August Movement. He served as secretary to Motilal Nehru. Zohra Khatun was Choudhury’s mother.


Choudhury had three brothers and five sisters, Ali Reza Choudhury (Mehdi) his younger brother, Hossain Reja Choudhury his elder brother. His sisters’ names are; Manik Bibi Choudhury, Laili Khatun Choudhury, Saleha Khatun Choudhury, Masuma Begum Choudhury and his younger sister Fazilatun Nesa Choudhury.


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