Executive Editor of The Financial Express (FE) Shahiduzzaman Khan has been buried at Mirpur Martyred Intellectual Graveyard in Dhaka city.
After a namaz-e-janaza at the National Press Club followed by another at Paribagh Mosque near his residence, he was laid to rest at the graveyard on Monday afternoon, reports FE.The senior journalist died at Bangladesh Specialized Hospital in the city’s Shyamoli area on Sunday evening.
He was admitted to the hospital on May 07 after he had developed a respiratory problem. He later tested positive for Covid-19.
Four days later, the 71-year-old journalist was shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital as he needed ventilation support.
Since then his health condition had remained unchanged, according to his family.
Mr Khan had been working with the FE since its inception in 1993 as its Executive Editor.
After the sudden demise of AHM Moazzem Hossain, founding editor of the FE, in early August 2018, Mr Khan also served the first financial daily of the country as its acting editor for a certain period of time.After doing BA (Hons) in English language and literature from Dhaka University, he joined the then The Pakistan Observer (later Bangladesh Observer) as a sub-editor in 1970.
In his long career as a journalist, he worked with The Daily Star as a special correspondent and continued there until October 1991. Later, he joined the now-defunct The Telegraph, Dhaka, as its economic editor in 1991 and worked there until 1993.
He also served the Weekly Evidence as its consulting editor from 1995 to 1997 and also worked as a Bangladesh correspondent of the Gulf News from 1985 to 1992.
Mr Khan obtained a diploma in journalism from the International School of Journalism, College of Solidarity, Berlin, Germany, in 1976, and took part in fellowship training on development journalism sponsored by the Thomson Foundation of the UK in 1987.
He had affiliation with various national and international organisations namely Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB), Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED), Sir M. MacDonald & Partners Limited.