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Reazuddin laid to rest

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26th December, 2021 09:42:31 PM
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Reazuddin laid to rest

Colleagues, relatives and people of all walks of life paid their last respects to veteran journalist Reazuddin Ahmed on Sunday, recalling his great contributions to journalism.

He was laid to rest beside his mother at Banani Graveyard in the capital after the third namaz-e-janaza for the deceased was held at Baridhara Central Mosque.

The Ekushey Padak-winning journalist breathed his last while undergoing treatment for coronavirus in hospital in the capital on Saturday.

The first janaza for Reazuddin Ahmed was held on the Jatiya Press Club premises in the capital on Sunday morning and then his body was airlifted to Narshindi where his second janaza was held.

Editors of different media outlets and journalist leaders of different organisations paid their last respects to Reazuddin Ahmed after his body was kept on the Jatiya Press Club premises.

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Humayun, former Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, Gonosastha Kendra Trustee Zafarullah Chowdhury, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and NAP’s Golam Mostafa, among others, attended the first namaz-e-janaja on the press club premises.

Reazuddin, former president of the Jatiya Press Club, was born in Narsingdi on November 30, 1945. He obtained Master’s degree in Economics from Dhaka University in 1967 and L.L.B in 1972 before entering journalism in 1968.

Reazuddin, former editor of The Financial Express and News Today, became the information adviser to BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia.

He also served as chairman of the South Asian Journalist Coordinating Council and the president of the South Asian Free Media Association.

He is also the recipient of Sher-e-Bangla Padak, Maulana Akram Khan Gold Medal, Narsingdi Press Club Padak and Anti-Drug Federation Gold Medal.