Gazi Mazharul Anwar, the renowned lyricist of Bangladesh who won the Independence Medal, Ekushey Medal and multiple National Film Awards is no more (Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun). The doctors of United Hospital of the capital declared him dead at 6:30 am on Sunday.
Gazi Mazharul Anwar was 79 years old at the time of his death. The news of his death was confirmed to the media by Shahana Mirza, daughter-in-law of the lyricist.
Shahana said that Gazi Mazharul Anwar fell while going to the bathroom after waking up in the morning. He was taken to the United Hospital of the capital around 6:30 in the morning. The doctor said that his pulse is not available. After some time he was declared dead.
Shahana Mirza also said that Gazi Mazharul Anwar was suffering from ACDT for the past few days. He was taken to the doctor on Saturday. A blood test is done. More tests were to be done on Sunday. But before that, the legendary lyricist passed away.
Gazi Mazharul Anwar was born on 22 February 1943. He is a film director, producer, composer, lyricist and composer. He wrote numerous popular songs about freedom and patriotism.
The renowned musician received the country’s second highest state award Ekushey Padak in 2002 and the highest state honor Freedom Award in 2021. In addition, he received the National Film Award five times.
Gazi Mazharul Anwar composed more than 20 thousand songs. Three songs written by him are in the list of 20 greatest Bengali songs of all time compiled by BBC Bangla.
Some of the timeless songs written by this lyricist are – ‘Jai Bangla, Banglar Jai’, ‘Achhen Amar Moktar Akhin Amar Barrister’, ‘Ektara Tui Desh Katha Bal Re Eber Bal’, ‘Ekbar Jaa De Na Amar Kotto Sonar Gaon’, ‘Song Book’ By writing notes’, ‘The sky is blue in the hand’, ‘Shudhu song geye dhyana’, ‘O bird is your pain’, ‘Isharaya shish dye’, ‘Chokher nazar amni kaira’, ‘I gave this mind to you’, ‘Chale my bicycle’. Wind speed’ etc.