The namaj-e-janaza of veteran journalist and novelist Rahat Khan was held on the premises of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka around 11:00 am on Saturday.
Ekushe award winner Rahat Khan died at his residence at Eskaton in the capital on Friday at the age of 79.The body will be buried at the Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard in Mirpur this afternoon.
He had been suffering from diabetes, cardiac and kidney -related ailments.
Since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, Rahat Khan was staying home. He fell from his bed on July 19. The following day he was admitted to Birdem General Hospital.
Born at Purba Jawar village of Tarail upazila in Kishoreganj district on December 19, 1940, Rahat Khan completed his post graduation in Bangla from Dhaka University in 1961.
Rahat Khan joined Daily Sangbad in 1969. Later, he joined the Daily Ittefaq and became acting editor of the newspaper.
Rahat Khan was also renowned author of our country. ‘Omol Dhobol Chakuri’, ‘Ek Priyodorshini’, ‘Sangharsha’, ‘Modhyomather Khelowar’ are some of his famous novels.