Language veteran Golam Akbar Chowdhury dies


LANGUAGEDaily Dhaka Times: Noted language veteran and columnist Golam Akbar Chowdhury, husband of Awami League presidium member and Deputy Leader of the House Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, died of old-age ailments at a city hospital this morning.  He was 86.

He breathed his last around 10.30 am at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital here, reports Bangladesh Sangbad Sanastha.

He left behind his wife, three sons — Ayman Akbar, Shahadat Akbar, Sajid Akbar — a daughter Sama Rahman, host of relatives, well-wishers and admirers to mourn his death. Sajid and Sama are noted Rabindra Sangeet singers of the country.

Family sources said he will be buried at the Banani Graveyard after the namaz-e-janaza at Azad Mosque, Gulshan after Asr prayers. They said Golam Akbar Chowdhury, who was chairman of South Asia Insurance Company, suffered head injury after falling on the floor of his city residence a few days back. Later, he was rushed to BSMMU.

He has been suffering from various old-age ailments including breathing complication. Earlier, he has undergone medical treatment in India.

Golam Akbar Chowdhury was an honorary member of the first planning commission after the independence of Bangladesh and president of Chittagong unit of Sarbodalio Chhatra Sangram Parishad in 1952. He was also a noted columnist.

President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Speaker of the House Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu in separate messages of condolence expressed deep shock at his demise and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul. They also conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family members.



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