Veteran journalist Amanullah Kabir will be buried at his ancestral home in Jamalpur today.
He died on the early hour of Wednesday at the age of 71.
He breathed his last at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University at 12:45am on Wednesday, media reports quoting his son Shat-Il-Kabir.
Amanullah Kabir had been working as Senior Editor of online news portal bdnews24.com.
The veteran journalist was suffering from diabetes and other complications. Liver-damaging toxins were also found in test, his family earlier said, citing physicians.
He was admitted to Dhaka Central International Medical College in Mohammadpur due to the illness two weeks ago. Later he was shifted to Ibn Sina Hospital in Dhanmondi and then to the BSMMU when his health deteriorated, his daughter Shovan Kabir told bdnews24.com.
Born on Jan 24, 1947 in Jamalpur, Kabir worked with both Bangla and English news outlets over the course of a career that has spanned four decades.
He was the chief editor and managing director of the government-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha.
Kabir was the founder editor of Daily Amar Desh and the executive editor of the now-defunct Daily Telegraph. He was also the founder executive editor of the Independent and news editor at The Daily Star.
An active writer, he also served as the president of the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists.