Fazle Lohani

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Fazle Lohani
ফজেল লোহানী
Born(1929-03-12)12 March 1929
Died30 October 1985(1985-10-30) (aged 56)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
OccupationJournalist, television producer and presenter
Known forJodi Kichu Mone Na Koren
RelativesFateh Lohani (brother)
Husna Banu Khanam (sister)

Fazle Lohani (12 March 1929 – 30 October 1985)[1] was a Bangladeshi journalist, television host, songwriter and film producer. He was best known for his popular Bengali-language TV news magazine show Jodi Kichu Mone Na Koren, which aired on Bangladesh Television from 1977 to 1985.[2]

Early life[edit]

Lohani was born in the village of Kaulia in Sirajganj District in the then Bengal Presidency, British India. His brother Fateh Lohani would also become a notable television personality.[2] His sister Husna Banu Khanam was an educationist and Nazrul Sangeet exponent .

Career[edit]

Lohani published a weekly newspaper, The Purbabangla from Dhaka beginning in 1947 and a monthly magazine of literature and culture The Agatya beginning in 1949. After working as a journalist in his homeland for few years, he went to England and reported for the BBC News. Following his return, he pursued a career as a journalist and writer.[2]

Lohani wrote the song "Salam Salam Hajar Salam" sung by Abdul Jabbar and broadcast by Shadhin Bangla Betar Kendro in 1971.[2][3]

Lohani directed and hosted the television news magazine program Jodi Kichu Mone Na Koren from 1977 until his death in 1985. The show starred personalities such as A.F.M. Abdul Ali Lalu.[4]

Lohani also produced a film titled Pension.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hossain, Kazi Liakat (30 October 2013). "Tributes to Media-Personality Fazle Lohani". The New Nation. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015 – via HighBeam Research.
  2. ^ a b c d Shamim, Mirza. "Fazle Lohani - the forerunner of quality TV programme". Daily Sun. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Lohani was born ... at Kaulia village in Sirajganj district ... his eldest brother Fateh Lohani who was a famous actor ... Lohani published a weekly, The Purbabangla, from Dhaka in 1947 and The Agatya, a high quality monthly magazine of literature and culture in 1949 ... Lohani went to England in the 1950s and worked in BBC. On his return ... he started working as a journalist ... [He] penned the legendary song 'Salam salam hajar salam...' sung by Abdul Jabbar and broadcast by Shadhin Bangla Betar Kendro in 1971 ... He directed and presented a popular TV programme Jodi Kichhu Mane Na Karen during 1977-1985.
  3. ^ Tanim, Faizul Khan (16 December 2007). "Singing Free". New Age. Archived from the original on 18 December 2007.
  4. ^ "ATN Bangla lends a hand to a veteran comic actor". The Daily Star. 9 April 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  5. ^ Hayat, Anupam (2012). "Lohani, Fazle". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.