Lyricist of the song ‘Tumarey Legecey Eto Je Bhalo Chand Bujhi Taha Janey‘ journalist K G Mustafa passes away


Dhaka, May 08: KG Mustafa, poet, senior journalist and the noted lyricist of the undying song ‘Tumarey Legecey Eto Je Bhali Chand Bujhi Taha Janey’ left this eternal world and made his journey to the land of stars.

Throughout his life, K.G. Mustafa, a writer, a poet, an essayist and above all a journalist left behind him a list of undying songs and writes-up for the generations to come.

His name will be echoed for his masterpiece of work in the world of music and songs.

K.G. Mustafa was a known face among his friends, colleagues and journalist community for his simplicity of life and a man with beaming smiles.

A man who never pursuit the path of pelf and power rather looked for the path of love and affections.

He died at the age of 86 at the city’s Lab Aid Hospital on Sunday after his protracted battle with kidney and heart disease.

His body will be taken at the Jatiya Press Club premises on Monday and the Namaj-e-Janaza will be held before his burial.

He was born in Begumganj Upazila in Noakhali on 1 July 1937. In 1960 he obtained his post graduate degree in Bangla language and literature from Dhaka University.

He started his career in journalism through the newspaper Daily Ittehad in 1958. In the same year, he joined as the joint-editor of the Daily Majlum and continued his job till the defunct of the paper.

In 1968, he joined as the assistant editor of the weekly Janata and later in 1970 he was appointed the press secretary of the Awami League veteran leader Kafiluddin Chowdhury.

Mustafa was nominated radio service by the Pakistan Public Service Commission but he did not join the post because of the Liberation War.

After liberation, he joined at first Daily Ganakantha and later Daily Swadesh as the chief reporter.  He was also the diplomatic reporter for the Daily Janapad.

He became a BCS cadre (information) in 1976 and joined the directorate of film and publication as assistant editor and later he was promoted as senior editor. He retired in 1996.

Since 1960, he wrote many songs for films, radio and television programmes.

Once he showed his interest in dramas and films. He worked as assistant director in the films ‘Mayar Sangsar’, ‘Adhikar’, ‘Goli Theke Rajpath’.

He also wrote children’s literature like ‘Shishu Tumi Jishu’, ‘Kanna Tumi Anonna’. His other literary works like ‘Kothay Cholechhi Ami’, ‘Kache Thako Chuye Thako,’ ‘Satnari Haar’, ‘Ainate Oi Mukh Dekhbe Jokhan’