Golam Sarwar, Editor of Bangla daily Samakal who passed away in Singapore on Monday night, will be buried at the Mirpur martyred intellectuals graveyard after Asr prayer today (Thursday).
Under the arrangement of Sammilita Sangskritik Jote, the body was kept at the Central Shaheed Minar from 11am to allow people of all strata to pay tributes and have a last glimpse of him.
Later, the eminent journalist’s body was taken to the Jatiya Press Club where he used to spend time with his colleagues and friends. A namaj-e-janaza was held after Johr prayers there.
The body of Golam Sarwar was taken to his workplace at Samakal office at 9am. Later, a namaj-e-janaza was held at nearby Bangladesh University of Textiles playground.
On Wednesday, he was taken to his ancestral home at Banaraipara in Barishal (Wednesday). After a namaz-e-janaja there, his body was brought back to Dhaka.
The body of Golam Sarwar arrived in Dhaka from Singapore on Tuesday night.
The eminent journalist died on Monday night at a Singapore hospital after at the age of 75.
He breathed his last at 9.25pm (Bangladesh time) at the Singapore General Hospital where he was being treated for various ailments.
He is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter and a host of relatives and admirers.
Born on April 1 in 1943 at Banaripara of Barisal, Sarwar obtained his honors and master’s degrees from the Dhaka University (DU).
In his student life in 1962, he started his career as a university correspondent at Dainik Azadi.
Golam Sarwar was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2014 for his contribution to the field of journalism.