Lyricist KG Mustafa laid to rest

Staff Reporter :
People from all walks of life including the journalists’ community paid their rich tribute and respect to the noted lyricist, poet and senior journalist KG Mustafa who died on Sunday.
Before his burial at the Azimpur graveyard, his body was kept at the Jatiya Press Club for the people to pay respect.
Meanwhile, Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud and BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in separate messages expressed their condolences and deep sympathies to the bereaved family members of KG Mustafa. Senior vice-president of Jatiya Press Club Hasan Hafiz, General Secretary Ilias Khan, Joint Secretaries Mainul Alam and Ashraf Ali, Treasurer Shahed Chowdhury, among others, paid their respect by placing floral wreaths on the coffin. Representatives of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists, Dhaka Union of Journalists, Press Institute Bangladesh, Kabitapatra, Noakhali Journalists Forum placed floral wreaths on his coffin.
KG Mustafa was the noted lyricist for a number of famous songs for the film industry. “Tomare Legechhe Eto Je Valo Chand Bujhi Ta Jane,’ ‘Ainate Oi Mukh Dekhbe Jokhon’ were the popular songs written by him.
KG Mustafa fell ill on Sunday night and was admitted into the Shaheed Suhrawardy Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. He was 84.
Before his burial at the Azimpur graveyard, his Namaz-e-Janaza was held at the Jatiya Press Club.
Trustee of Gonoshasthaya Kendra Dr. Zafarullah Chowdhury, senior journalists Ershad Majumder, Alamgir Mohiuddin, Mostafa Kalam Majumdar, Zakaria Kajal, Abdul Jalil Bhuiyan, Kamrul Islam Chowdhury, Omar Faruk, M Abdullah, Nurul Amin Rokon, Khairuzzaman Kalam, among others, attended the Janaza.
“We have a long relation with KG Mustafa. He is noted for his songs and journalism. But most important thing is that the state has not honoured this great man. It is regrettable,” Zafrullah Chowdhury said.
Hasan Hafiz said, “The demise of KG Mustafa is like a lost of a limb. We seek apology to you (KG Mustafa). We could not evaluate you. We could not honour you.”
Ilias Khan said, “KG Mustafa was a man of versatile genius. His songs will immortalise him.”
Even KG Mustafa wrote the theme song of the Jatiya Press Club – ‘Press Club is my second home’.
KG Mustaf left behind his two sons, relatives and a host of well-wishers to mourn his death.

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