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Mother of slain journo Runi dies

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  • 6 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Mother of slain journo Runi dies

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Nurun Nahar Mirza, mother of slain journalist Meherun Runi, passed away in a Dhaka hospital on Wednesday. She was 64.

She breathed her last at around 8:00am while undergoing treatment in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital for complications related to Covid-19 and kidney.

A month ago, Nurun Nahar was admitted to Aysha Memorial Hospital in Dhaka. Later, she was moved to the hospital’s intensive care unit before being taken to BSMMU on January 3, her relatives said.

She was suffering from diabetes and kidney problems and contracted Covid-19 after starting dialysis last month. Journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi were killed inside their apartment in the capital’s West Razabazar area in 2012.

Sagar was a news editor at Maasranga Television and his wife Runi was a senior reporter with ATN Bangla. The couple’s only child Mahir Sarwar Megh has been living with his grandmother Nurun Nahar since his parent’s death.

Nurin Nahar will be laid to rest at Azimpur graveyard in Dhaka where the journalist couple were buried as well.