Shaban Mahmud, former Special Correspondent of Bangladesh Pratidin, took over as Minister (Press) at the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Outgoing Minister (Press) Farid Hosain handed over the charge to Shaban Mahmud in a small ceremony.Later, Shaban Mahmud met Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran and other officials of the mission.
Shaban Mahmood, also former secretary general of the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), is scheduled to go to Kolkata to attend Bangladesh film festival. He will also be present at a function to commemorate the first visit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to Kolkata. The commemoration event will take place at historic Brigade Parade Ground on February 6.