Today is the first death anniversary of eminent journalist and former president of Jatiya Press Club Hasan Shahriar.
The noted journalist died last year at a private hospital in the capital.
Born on April 25, 1946 in Sunamganj, Shahriar joined the Daily Ittefaq in the 60s and later worked for a number of international media outlets.
He retired from the Daily Ittefaq as its Executive Editor in 2008 after serving the newspaper for a long time in different capacities.
Shahriar, a confirmed bachelor, was the first editor of the Daily Sun and Chief Editor of Chittagong based Daily People’s View.
Shahriar also worked as Bangladesh correspondent of international news magazine Newsweek, Khaleej Times, India’s Daily Deccan Herald, The Indian Express and The Asian Age, Pakistan’s Morning News, Dawn and Evening Star.
He was the first journalist from Asia-Pacific to be elected as president of the Toronto based Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) in 2003. He was also the International President Emeritus of the CJA in 2012.
He was elected President of the Jatiya Press Club management committee for the 1993-94 tenure.