Abdul Gaffar Choudhury

Abdul Gaffar Choudhury

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Abdul Gaffar Choudhury (Son of: Late Hazi Wahed Reza Choudhury) (born 1934), is a Bangladeshi author and rpo-Awami league columnist, perhaps best known for his lyric Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano -- which has become the main song commemorating the Language Movement, the touchy music having been composed by Shaheed Altaf Mahmud.

Life

He left Bangladesh in 1974 and settled in London from where he regulalrly writes columns in Bengali newspapers of Bangladeshi.

He is producing the film "Poet of Politics" about Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, directed by Shyam Benegal and will feature Amitabh Bachchan as the Sheikh Mujib. The Poet and Journalist Rabbani Choudhury wrote a book about `Abdul Gaffar Choudhury : Bastobotar Nirikhey (Utso Proksion, Dhaka, 2004).

Political Views

Gaffar is a well known writer/columnist who holds secularist political views and he is a strong supporter of the ideology of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He has sometimes been criticized for pro-Awami League writings. Though the fact is if any one holds the secularist view and in favor of the liberation of Bangladesh, subsequently he is alleged as an Awami League supporter. He known to Bangladesh as a defender of Indian interest. He is one of a very few living Bangladeshi writers with any strong political philosophy.

Books

  • Dan Pithe Shawkat (Sawkat, the daring kid), 1958
  • Chandrodwiper Upakhyan (The Tale of Chandradwip, 1960)
  • Nam Na Jana Bhore (The Nameless Dawn, 1962)
  • Nil Jamuna (The Blue Jamuna, 1964)
  • Shesh......
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