The body of language movement veteran and prominent columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury will arrive in Dhaka on Saturday under state arrangement.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Saida Muna Tasneem said that the Bangladesh High Commission, London has completed the entire process of sending the body of the late Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury to Bangladesh under state management at the direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said a press release of the Bangladesh High Commission in London on Wednesday.
She hoped that Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying his body will depart the London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday evening and reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday noon (Bangladesh time) in Dhaka.
Arrangements have also been made to send family members of the late Gaffar Chowdhury to Dhaka on the same flight, she added.
According to the desire of Gaffar Chowdhury, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed all concerned to bring back his body to his beloved homeland so that he could be laid next to the grave of his wife, she continued.
Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury passed away at a hospital in London on May 19 last at the age of 88.
His Namaz-e-Janaza was held on May 20 after Jummah prayers at the Brick Lane Mosque in East London.
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After that, Gaffar Chowdhury’s body was taken to Shaheed Altaf Ali Park where people from all walks of life paid their last respects to him.
Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury is best known for writing the lyrics of “Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano”.