Legendary lyricist, film director and producer Gazi Mazharul Anwar is no more. Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihi Raziun.
His daughter-in-law Shahana Mirza confirmed to the media that he passed away on Sunday (September 4) around 6:30 am.
He said, ‘He (Gazi Mazharul Anwar) was brought to the United Hospital in the capital at around 6:30 this morning. The doctor says that his pulse is not available. After some time the doctor declared him dead.’
Shahana Mirza also said that Gazi Mazharul Anwar was suffering from ACD problem for the past few days. We also took him to the doctor yesterday. A blood test was done. Roe had a lot to test today. But before that he left.
Gazi Mazharul Anwar has composed thousands of songs in various media including radio, television, cinema for 60 years. There are many timeless songs written by him. He was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2002 for his contribution to lyric poetry. Received Freedom Medal last year. In addition, he received the National Film Award five times.
Gazi Mazharul Anwar was born on February 22, 1943 in Taleshwar village of Daudkandi Upazila of Comilla. From 1964, he started writing songs for the then Radio Pakistan. So far the number of songs composed by him is more than 20 thousand. In his songs, liberation war, patriotism, nature, sense of life, love, hatred, affection, feelings have come up.
Gazi Mazharul Anwar wrote his first song ‘Bujhechi Moner Bane Rang Laga’ while studying in Medical College in 1962-63. The song was composed by Nazmul Huda Bachchu and artist was Farida Yasmin. He started his career as a professional lyricist in 1964 by earning 50 rupees by writing songs for Radio Pakistan.
After joining films in 1965, Gazi Mazharul Anwar started writing screenplays, songs, dialogues and stories. Since the birth of Bangladesh Television, his contribution has spread in every field.
Three songs written by Gazi Mazharul Anwar are included in the list of 20 greatest Bengali songs of all time produced by BBC Bangla. Some of the timeless songs he wrote are – ‘Jai Bangla, Banglar Jai’, ‘Ahchn Amar Moktar Ahich Amar Barrister’, ‘Ektara Tui Desh Katha Bal Re Eber Bal’, ‘Ekbar Jaa Na De Amar Kotto Sonar Gaon’, ‘Song Book Notation’. By writing’, ‘The sky is blue in the hand’, ‘Singing only to introduce you’, ‘O bird is your pain’, ‘Isharaya shish di’, ‘Chokher Nazar Amni Kaira’, ‘I gave this mind to you’, ‘Chale my bicycle is windy’. Velocity’ etc.