Samakal editor Golam Sarwar no more | 2018-08-13

Samakal editor Golam Sarwar no more

Sun Online Desk

13th August, 2018 10:09:41 printer

Samakal editor Golam Sarwar no more

Golam Sarwar, Editor of the Daily Samakal, has been died on Monday night at a hospital in Singapore at the age of 75.


The eminent journalist breathed his last at Bangladesh time 9:25pm, reports Daily Samakal.


Earlier, he was given life support around 5pm (BST) as his physical condition deteriorated.


President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina condoled on his demise.


Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan also expressed sorrow at the demise of Golam Sarwar.


The newspaper industry has suffered an irreparable loss at the death of the noted journalist, he said in a condolence message.


Ahmed Akbar Sobhan prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to his bereaved family members.


Besides, Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu and Law Minister Anisul Huq, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, National Human Rights Commission Kazi Reazul Hoque, National Press Club president Shafiqur Rahman and general secretary Farida Yeasmin also expressed sorrow at the death of the renowned journalist.


The veteran journalist had long been suffering from various dieses, said Samakal city editor Shahed Chowdhury.


Golam Sarwar was taken to Labaid Specialised Hospital in the capital on July 29 and was diagnosed with pneumonia.


Later he was taken to Singapore by air ambulance on August 3 for better treatment.


Journalist Golam Sarwar was born on April 1, 1943 at Banaripara in Barisal.


Golam Sarwar, who also served as chairman of the board of directors of Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB), obtained his Master's degree in Bangla literature with honours from Dhaka University.


Starting his career as a journalist in 1963, he worked at Dainik Poygam and Dainik Sangbad until the Liberation War started in 1971.


Golam Sarwar fought the war in his hometown of Barishal.


In 1973, he joined The Daily Ittefaq and worked there until 1999 as news editor.


The veteran journalist was founder editors of two newspapers in Dhaka.


The Daily Jugantor started its journey with Golam Sarwar as editor in 1999 while the Daily Samakal in 2005.


He was also a member of Bangladesh Film Censor Board’s Appellate Division and worked as a senior vice-president of the National Press Club several times.


He also penned books, including rhymes book ‘Rongin Balloon’, compilation of articles ‘Sompadoker Jobanbondi’, ‘Omiyo Gorol’, ‘Amar Joto Kotha’, and ‘Swapna Benche Thak’.