Eminent journalist and Prothom Alo’s joint editor Mizanur Rahman Khan was laid to rest at Mirpur Martyred Intellectual Graveyard at around 2:15pm on Tuesday.
The ambulance carrying the veteran journalist’s body reached the graveyard at 1:30pm.His wife, children, family members, relatives, friends, current and former colleagues and well-wishers were present there. Earlier, the first namaz-e-janaza of Mizanur was held on the Supreme Court premises around 10:00am.
Justices, lawyers and law journalists attended the janaza. Later, they paid tribute to him on the Supreme Court Lawyers Association premises.
The second namaz-e-janaza was held at 10:30am on the premises of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity.
His third namaz-e-janaza was held at the Jatiya Press Club around 11am. Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, other political leaders, journalists as well as people from different walks of life attended the janaza.
Later, at 12:15pm Mizanur Rahman’s body was taken to Prothom Alo office where his colleagues paid their last respects to him.
Mizanur Rahman Khan died on Monday evening while undergoing treatment in Universal Medical College Hospital in the capital. He was 53.
He had been suffering from post Covid-19 complications. His lung was severely affected by the deadly virus.
In his three-decade long career in journalism Mizanur Rahman Khan worked for different newspapers. He was well-known for his research-based investigative reports and columns on constitution, law, court affairs and human rights.
Besides, he penned a number of books including ‘Shongbidhan O Totyabodhayok Sarkarer Bitorko’, ‘Bangladesher Rajnoitik Sangkater Swarup’, ‘1971: Americar Gopon Dolil’ and ‘Markin Dolile Mujib Hotyakando’.