Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday expressed deep shock at the death of eminent journalist and columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury who is best known for writing the lyrics of widely celebrated song commemorating the Bengali Language Movement "Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano."
In a condolence message, the Foreign Minister said that Gaffar Chowdhury's contribution to the journalism of Bangladesh was remarkable.
Dr Momen said the contribution of Gaffar Chowdhury in establishing the status of Bangla language and his writings at different stages of the Liberation struggle especially "Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano" is an immortal creation.
Besides, his publication 'Joy Bangla' published during the War of Liberation has given a lot of inspiration to the freedom fighters, said the Foreign Minister.
At his death, Bangladesh lost a patriotic penman, the foreign minister said.
He prayed for the salvation of the departed soul of late Gaffar Chowdhury and conveyed his deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.
Gaffar Chowdhury died of a cardiac arrest at a hospital in London at 6:49 am (London time).