President Abdul Hamid on Thursday expressed deep shock at the death of eminent journalist and writer Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury.
In a condolence message, the President said that Bangladesh has lost a pioneer who was progressive, creative and believed in the spirit of the Liberation War. His immortal song on language movement gave immense courage and inspiration to the Bengali nation during the Liberation War.
The President also prayed for the departed soul of Gaffar Chowdhury and conveyed his deepest condolences to his bereaved family.
He was born in Ulania, Mehendiganj, Barisal Division and graduated from Dhaka University in 1959 and went to England on 5 October 1974.