On May 8, 2022, renowned journalist KG Mostafa, the famed lyricist of several timeless songs from Bengali cinema’s golden era, passed away. He died at the age of 84. National Press Club Joint Secretary Ashraf Ali Ashraf confirmed his death at his house in Azimpur. The purpose of this Editorial is to Tribute To Lyricist KG Mostafa.
On July 1, 1936, KG Mostafa was born in Begumganj, Noakhali district, and received his degree from Dhaka University’s Department of Bangla. He went on to work as a songwriter and journalist after that. KG Mostafa is most known for creating hit songs like “Tomare Legeche Eto Je Bhalo, Chaand Bujhi Ta Jaane” from Rahman-film Shabnam’s “Rajdhanir Buke.” Robin Ghosh, a Pakistani-Bangladeshi playback singer and cinema music composer, composed this legendary composition, which famed Indian singer Talat Mahmood sang.
“Aayna Te Oi Mukh Dekhbe Jokhon,” composed by Robin Ghosh and sung by prominent Bangladeshi playback vocalist Mahmudun Nabi, is another of his popular songs. This song was used in the 1971 film Nacher Putul, which starred Mr. Razzak and Ms. Shabnam, a famous on-screen couple. Other popular songs written by KG Mostafa include “Ogo Lajuk Lata” and “Shohorbashi Shono.”
During his illustrious career, KG Mostafa was a well-known journalist, pundit, and poet. In addition, he was the editor of the journal Shachitra Bangladesh.
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