One of the founders of Bangladesh Udichi Art Group, artist-combatant Golam Mohammad Idu is no more. He breathed his last on Friday afternoon while undergoing treatment in a private hospital in the capital (Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun).
In a condolence message, President of Udichi Central Parliament Professor Badiur Rahman and General Secretary Amit Ranjan Dey said that lakhs of artists and workers of Udichi lost a guardian in the death of Golam Mohammad Idu. The death of this man who was a lifelong revolutionary caused a great loss to the cultural arena of the country.
In the condolence message, the President and General Secretary of Udichi said that almost a decade before the official establishment of Udichi, artist-sangrami-farmer leader Satyen Sen formed a singing group. Golam Mohammad Idu was one of the members of that song group.
Later, when Udichi was officially established on October 29, 1968, Golam Mohammad Idu was elected as one of the members of the first convening committee. From 2008 to 2012, he served as the President of Udichi Central Parliament.
From the anti-British movement to the great freedom struggle of Bangladesh and the anti-dictatorship movement in the post-independence period, Golam Mohammad Idu has played an active role in every fair and progressive movement in Bangladesh. He had to be imprisoned for a long period of his life.
Ghulam Mohammad Idu was born on 25 February 1936. He was suffering from various complex diseases for a long time. He was admitted to Health and Hope Hospital in the capital on the night of December 17. After being on life support for two to three days, he was transferred from ICU to the cabin on December 21 afternoon as his condition improved.
The body of Golam Mohammad Idur will be placed in front of the Udichi Central Parliament Office at 1.30 pm on Saturday and at Jatiya Shaheed Minar at 2.30 pm for public respect.