Achin Roy’s book launched

Staff Correspondent

23rd February, 2019 11:18:57 printer

Roy’s book launched

Guests hold copies of a book titled ‘Rekechho Bangali Kore’ by noted Indian journalist Achin Roy at its publication ceremony at Shaheed Munir-Azad seminar room of Moni Sing-Farhad Smrity Trust Bhaban in the capital on Saturday. —SUN photo

A veteran Indian journalist who served in Bangladesh as the correspondent of the Press Trust of India (PTI) on Saturday published his book of satires recollecting his memories in Dhaka, saying his love for this city has brought him back.

“I recollect with gratitude the support and hospitality I received during my stay in Dhaka which made me Dhaka my second home,” Achin Roy, currently working as the Advisory Editor of India’s The Statesman newspaper at the publication of his book of satirical writing entitled “Rekhecho Bangali Kore.”

He added “IIt is my love for Bangladesh that I decided to publish this book also in Dhaka after Kolkata.” “I spent the whole day today in my two favourite places of adda (meeting friends) – the National Press Club and the Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstah office,” said Achin, who served in Bangladesh between 1986 and 1991 covering the major event of ouster of General Hussain Muhammad Ershad.

The 166-page book in Bangla has been published Bangla Dhoritri and is priced at Taka 200.

The publication ceremony, held at the CPB office auditorium in Purana Paltan, was presided over Dr. Kajal Bandopadhya,  Chairman, English Department, Dhaka University, and those present on the occasion included veteran Indian journalist Sanat Mukherjee, Enamul Hoque Chowdhury, Editor of the Daily Sun, journalists Hasan Shahriar, Haroon Habib, Ataur Rahman, Shafikul Karim, Aminul Islam Bedu, Nadeem Qadir, Anisur Rahman and Bangladesh Bank Director Anwar Hossain.