National lyricist, film director and producer Gazi Mazharul Anwar is no more. He died on Sunday (04 September) morning.
Although the creator of countless timeless songs was accompanied by his son Upal Anwar, his daughter singer Dithi Anwar is in the United States. He used to be with the lyricist all the time like a shadow. Now the whole Gazi family is waiting for him.
Actor and presenter Shahriar Nazim Joy, the nephew of the nationally renowned singer, said that the body of Gazi Mazharul Anwar has been kept in the freezer of the hospital (United Hospital of the capital). The decision to take home has been postponed for now.
He commented, ‘We are all waiting for Dithi. He is scheduled to land in Dubai at around 10 am today from the United States. After that will leave for the country. Hopefully, Dithi will be able to come down to Dhaka by evening or night. The rest of the decisions will be finalized after he arrives. ‘
It is known that Gazi Mazharul Anwar lost consciousness while going to the bathroom of his house around 6:30 am on Sunday. He was immediately taken to the United Hospital of the capital. Doctors think that he had a stroke.
Joy said, ‘Uncle was physically ill for the last two days. But it was nothing remarkable. Some complications of aging. The ultrasound was supposed to be done this morning on an empty stomach. Woke up around 6:30 and went to the bathroom. There he fell dizzy and lost consciousness. Son Upal Anwar was rushed to United Hospital. Doctors tried to revive him. But could not. ‘
Bangladesh Time: 1245 hours, September 04, 2022