Journo Lodi dies of Covid-19

Staff Correspondent

19 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Veteran film journalist, film society movement activist and anchor Shafiuzzaman Khan Lodi died on Sunday. He was 66.

He breathed his last at 11am on the day in the city’s Japan East West Medical College Hospital while undergoing treatment for Covid-19.

The eminent journalist tested Covid-19 positive last week and was admitted to Kurmitola General Hospital.

Later he was shifted to Japan East West Medical College Hospital.

He left his wife, two daughters, a son and a host of relatives and well wishers to mourn his death.

Born in Bogura, Shafiuzzaman Khan Lodi completed his graduation and post graduation from University of Dhaka in Public Administration.

He anchored many programmes aired on radio and television that included Amar Chhobi which had been aired on Channel-i from 2000 for 18 long years.

A total of 810 episodes of the programme were aired. With variety of content and planning it helped create a rich archive of Bangladesh’s film industry.

Shafiuzzaman Khan Lodi was buried in Uttara Sector-4 graveyard following his namaz-e-janaza after Asr prayers.